Elder Financial Abuse

These sites are listed to show the range of information and research available about elder financial abuse. WISER does not specifically endorse these organization, and recommends that you investigate the sources before obtaining any services.

"Report and Recommendations: Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation through Community Networks"
August 2016
Source: CFPB's Office for Older Americans
This report describes how community networks help to prevent, detect, and respond to elder financial exploitation. It includes recommendations for building new protection partnerships and supporting existing ones. 

"Understanding Elder Abuse: New Directions for Developing Theories of Elder Abuse Occurring in Domestic Settings."
June 2013
Source: National Institute of Justice

"Elder Justice," A look at steps the federal government could take to further combat elder financial exploitation.
May 2013
Source: Government Accountability Office (GAO)

"Senior Designations for Financial Advisers: Reducing Consumer Confusion and Risks," this report makes recommendations to help facilitate and improve the ability of older consumers to sort out and assess the numerous and varying “senior designation” titles that financial advisers use to market their services.
April 2013
Source: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


"Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study."
May 2011
Source: New York City Department for the Aging

"Crimes of Occasion, Desperation, and Predation Against America's Elders," this report examines the impact of elder financial abuse on the lives of seniors nationwide.
June 2011
Source: The MetLife Study of Elder Financial Abuse

"Financial Abuse of Elderly People vs. Other Forms of Elder Abuse: Assessing Their Dynamics, Risk Factors, and Society's Response."
February 2011
Source: National Institute of Justice

"Broken Trust: Elders, Family and Finances," A study on elder financial abuse prevention.
March 2009
Source: MetLife

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