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Older adults are a growing population in the United States as well as a growing target for scams. ABA and the ABA Foundation provide resources and tools to help you understand and address elder financial exploitation (EFE). Find federal guidance and legislation that protect seniors.

Related Training & Events

  • Combating Elder Financial Exploitation

    Upcoming Webinar | October 27, 2022 | 2 - 3 PM ET

    Join the ABA Foundation and the Department of Justice for a free webinar that will help you recognize signs of elder financial exploitation and offer strategies to protect your older customers against this growing problem.

  • Bank Partnerships to Protect Seniors

    Recorded Webinar | June 15, 2022

    Join ABA Foundation on June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, to hear a panel of experts talk about connecting with community partners to help safeguard seniors from financial exploitation.

  • Elder Justice: Why do Scammers Target Older Adults? How can We Help Protect Them?

    Recorded Webinar | May 23, 2022

    Experts will review the factors that increase vulnerability to scams, describe the emotional toll on victims and families, and provide concrete ways in which we can work together to protect older adults and others in our communities.

  • Elder Justice: Who are the Criminals Behind the Scams? How do They do It?

    Recorded Webinar | May 16, 2022

    Experts from the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission will describe the most recent trends in scams targeting older adults.

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CFPB finds trends in elder abuse reports

CFPB's report offers insights into elder financial exploitation and how your financial institution can improve prevention, reporting, and response.

Read the report

State Laws and Resources

Reporting Elder Financial Exploitation

Banks should report suspected elder financial exploitation to all appropriate federal, state, and local authorities. Banks should also file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) with FinCEN explaining any suspected financial abuse activity. Include the term “elder financial exploitation” and the victim’s information in the narrative portion. Do not report the victim as the subject of the SAR. For more information, visit FinCEN.

Safe Banking for Seniors

An ABA Foundation program to help banks educate their communities on combatting elder financial exploitation. Register to access free resources on avoiding scams, preventing identity theft and financial caregiving.

Join the Initiative

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