» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 115 | Thursday, June 13, 2013

New Guide for Teaching Seniors How to Avoid Fraud

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. regulators have a new guide for teaching older adults how to detect financial scams and avoid being exploited.

The curriculum was developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for instructing groups of seniors and their caregivers. It can be used by employees of financial firms, adult protective service agencies, senior advocate groups and law enforcement personnel, the agencies said Wednesday.

The free curriculum, titled "Money Smart for Older Adults," includes an instructor guide, a participant guide and Power Point slides. It is available at www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/OlderAdult.html.

The guide notes red flags that seniors should look out for, such as people asking for their bank account numbers over the phone.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 114 332 10,554
MORTGAGES 119 412 13,739
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 12 80 2,724
BUILDING PERMITS 522 915 25,222
BANKRUPTCIES 80 264 10,156
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 78 3,814
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 92 430 14,987
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 83 3,250

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.