Combating Financial Crimes Targeting Older Adults

ssc-headerFinancial crimes affect millions of Americans in communities throughout the country and cost consumers an estimated $50 billion a year. fraudsters are masters of persuasion, ultimately ensnaring their victims into making emotional, not rational decisions. Although financial fraud can strike people from all walks of life, older Americans and those on the brink of retirement are especially vulnerable.

Prevention is an important part of combating financial fraud, but we know it occurs in spite of preventative methods. When fraud occurs, victims are left to cope with the aftermath of  compromised identities, damaged credit and financial loss, and a painful range of emotions including anger, fear and frustration.

The Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse presents a FREE discussion with Christine N. Kieffer, senior director of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation. The event will take placeThursday, Feb. 27 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the Valley Licensing Office, 57 Beam Ave., Fishersville. Participants will receive a copy of Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud.

Register online at http://fs21.formsite.come/ascott/form11/index.html. For more information, contact Anne See at 1-800-237-0141 or

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