Information from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program

Friday, June 5, 2015

This week’s featured resource is North American Securities Administrators Association’s (NASAA) Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE) Prevention Program.

EIFE provides resources and continuing education for medical professionals who provide front-line elder care about how to refer at-risk seniors to the appropriate authorities, whether it is to report investment fraud to securities regulators, suspected abuse to adult protective services workers or symptoms of mild cognitive impairment to physicians.

The program has many resources available such as:

  • Clinician’s Pocket Guide
    A pocket-sized resource to help doctors spot the signs of senior investment fraud and report it to the appropriate authorities.
  • Senior Patient Education Brochure
    Information to help senior patients and their families identify the red flags of elder investment fraud and get help.
  • ABCs for APS Professionals: How to Identify and Report Investment Fraud
    APS professionals can help spot and stop the financial exploitation of seniors by knowing what signs to look for and who to call for assistance.
  • Elder Investment Fraud: A National Epidemic Video
    A short video that addresses and explains the widespread problem of elder investment fraud and financial exploitation and explores some of the possible solutions.

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