CPCU Offering Free Seminars on Senior Financial Scams

 

Did you know that out-of-pocket costs associated with senior financial scams and exploitation are estimated at $2.9 billion a year? And that’s on the low side because many cases go unreported.

As the net worth of seniors increases, so does the likelihood they’ll be targeted by con artists trying to strip them of their life savings. Senior scams are on the rise, but with proper prevention and education, we can reverse that trend.

To increase your odds that you or a loved one—or someone in your care—can avoid becoming a victim of financial exploitation, you need to know the facts. Your professional friends at CorePlus Credit Union can help.

  • Thursday, January 11 at noon                 New London Senior Center, 120 Broad Street, New London
  • Thursday, January 18 at 10.45am           Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
  • Tuesday, February 27 at 1pm                 Lyme/OL Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme

All seminars are FREE and open to the public. At the seminar, you’ll find out how big the problem of financial exploitation is, who’s committing the crime, common examples of senior scams, how to recognize signs of abuse, what the long-term effects of exploitation are, how to prevent it, and where to go for help.