CFPB Webinar Series: Combatting Elder Financial Exploitation


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau logoThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be hosting a series of webinars on five Wednesdays in February and March 2023 discussing approaches to combat elder financial exploitation.

The series will be moderated by Jenefer Duane from the CFPB’s Office for Older Americans and veteran elder abuse prosecutor, Paul Greenwood.

This event is open to anyone interested in participating in or supporting a network of professionals working on elder financial exploitation.

Attend one or all sessions. The series includes:

  • New Resources for Elder Fraud Prevention and Response Networks | February 1, 2:00 – 3:00 ET. Elder financial exploitation threatens the financial security of millions of older Americans annually. Learn about newly updated CFPB resources for elder fraud prevention and response networks – including an expanded CFPB report on the network collaboration and a streamlined online Network Development Guide.
  • Promising Practices from Successful Elder Fraud Prevention and Response Networks
    • Part 1, featuring network leaders in Michigan and South Carolina | February 8, 2:00-3:30 ET. Learn about strategies for funding elder justice networks, how networks can provide training across disciplines, and more. A special guest presentation will highlight funding available from the Department of Justice for elder justice networks.
    • Part 2, featuring network leaders in Hawaii and Florida | February 15, 2:00-3:30 ET. Learn how state-level elder justice networks can effectively support locally based sub-networks, how networks can coordinate with the payments industry to spot and respond to exploitation, and more.
  • Recovering from Elder Financial Exploitation | February 22, 2:00 – 3:00 ET. Learn about the Recovering from Elder Financial Exploitation report, a financial recovery framework explaining how and when older adults get money back after financial exploitation. Topics include identifying, reporting, and investigating elder fraud and returning funds to victims.
  • Money Smart for Older Adults | March 1, 2:00 – 3:30 ET. Learn how to use Money Smart for Older Adults instructor-led curriculum and resources. A joint program of CFPB and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Money Smart for Older Adults can be adapted in a variety of ways.

Register for one or all of the sessions.

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