Financial abuse is one of the most frequently reported forms of elder abuse in Alberta.
Fraud isn’t on your bucket list. Scam artists prey on worries and dreams about retirement, and leaving a legacy for their families. Protect yourself and check first.
TAKE THE QUIZ & FIND OUT
Fraudsters target seniors because they often have built a nest egg for retirement, or have property or a pension. Seniors may be looking to maximize their investments to help them through retirement and leave money for their children or grandchildren. While anyone can be a victim of investment fraud, seniors have less time to recover from a financial loss.
Taking this quiz can help you determine if you are on the right track to protecting your financial future. After, learn more in our tools section to help you increase your knowledge.
Tools to protect seniors from fraud
The ASC has developed a collection of senior-focused resources to help seniors, and the people close to them learn ways to spot and stop elder financial abuse.
June is seniors' month
June is an important month for seniors in Canada as Senior Week runs from June 1 to 7, 2019 and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is held on June 15, 2019. During this time, the ASC is reaching out to Alberta seniors to help them improve their financial literacy, empower them to make wise investment decisions and be aware of the signs and symptoms of financial fraud.
We will be at the following events to engage with seniors and their families about financial literacy:
June 6, 2019
Bridgeland Seniors Luncheon
11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
June 7, 2019
Kerby Centre Seniors Week Seminar
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
June 7-9, 2019
THIRD ACTion Film Festival
Mabel’s fraud testimonial
Despite being cautious and experienced, Mabel was pressured into making an investment she never had a good feeling about. Watch Mabel describe her experience of losing her investment to a con artist.