Have you experienced financial abuse?
Financial abuse is the illegal or improper use of an elderly or disabled person's funds, property, or assets1. It is estimated that financial exploitation costs seniors at least $2.9 billion annually, and that 55% of financial abuse is committed by family members, caregivers and friends2.
How Oppenheimer works to protect our clients
If you or someone you care for has been a victim of financial abuse, tell someone you trust or call your local police department.
1 U.S. Administration on Aging, National Center on Elder Abuse (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/FAQ/Type_Abuse/index.aspx#financial
2 National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Virginia Tech, Metlife Mature Market Institute (2011). The Metlife Study of Elder Financial Abuse: Crimes of occasion, desperation and predation against America’s elders. Westport, CT
Third party resources
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- FBI senior resources
- FINRA's securities helpline for seniors
- Federal Trade Commission - senior information
- The National Center on Elder Abuse
- North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
Senior Investors Resource Center
- SEC investment information for seniors
- SIFMA Senior Investor Protection Resource Center
- U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Fraud against older americans
- Municipal Securities Rule Making Board (MSRB): Getting to know EMMA – A guide for seniors