On March 7, 2019, the DOJ announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases to date. Joined by the FBI and other federal and state partners, the DOJ held a press conference detailing the results of the coordinated effort. Coordinated law enforcement actions in the past year, they said, resulted in criminal cases against

The CFPB’s Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans has issued a new report on combating elder abuse. Titled “Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends,” the report draws on a non-public data derived from Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed with federal regulators from 2013 to 2017.

This data became

On October 18, 2018, the CFPB will hold a town hall in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on preventing elder financial exploitation.

The event will feature remarks from CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, as well as participation from community groups, industry representatives, state partners, and members of the public.

The CFPB has issued a new elder financial abuse report, “Report and Recommendations: Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation through Community Networks,” and a related resource guide, “A Resource Guide for Elder Financial Exploitation Prevention and Response Networks.”

While the CFPB found that hundreds of counties around the country have developed strong, collaborative

The CFPB recently issued an advisory for older consumers about asset recovery companies that target older consumers who are past victims of fraud, such as bogus timeshare investments and in-home business opportunities.

The advisory describes a typical asset recovery scam as one in which the  asset recovery company contacts a defrauded older consumer claiming it

In October 2013, the CFPB released four “Managing Someone Else’s Money” guides for financial caregivers, particularly those who handle the finances of older Americans.  The booklets were designed for four different categories of financial caregivers: agents under powers of attorney, court-appointed guardians, trustees, and government fiduciaries, such as someone serving as a Social Security

The Financial Services Roundtable and CFPB are joining forces in a nationwide public-private initiative to promote effective financial education.  According to an announcement posted on the Roundtable’s website, the CFPB and Roundtable plan to work together to facilitate the gathering and sharing of information about effective financial education strategies, to encourage adoption of financial education