November 17, 2015 2:00 PM
From requesting financial records to reviewing them, our presenters will provide valuable tips in helping advocates investigate suspected financial fraud.
Financial abuse in Indian Country is prevalent but its scope is not fully understood. This webinar will address the unique challenges and barriers in serving tribal communities by providing advocates with a general understanding about relevant laws and tribal codes.
Nearly all of the Top Ten Scams of 2014 as published by the National Consumers League involved mass marketing fraud, which is the use of false promises of cash prizes, goods and services in exchange for fees, donations, or purchases. This crime is committee through the mail, telephone, email or any other form of mass communication. In fact, the top 3 scams, which constituted nearly 70% of all the scams involved: (1) goods that were never delivered or were misrepresented; (2) requests for payment to claim fictitious prizes, lottery winning or gifts; and (3) fake check scams.
Identity theft is a pervasive problem that extends beyond unauthorized credit card charges. In fact, in 2014, nearly one-third of identity theft complaints to the FTC involved taxes and wages. Moreover, a new study found that over two million Americans are victims of medical identity theft. This webinar will explore the various types of identity theft, the devastating effects, and will help advocates guide their clients.
Focusing on the important role of bystanders (friends and family) in recognizing and assisting in the recovery from elder financial exploitation, this webinar will provide friends and family with an understanding of how victimization of the elderly occurs, how they can recognize the exploitation, and what a family member needs to do in order to assist in reporting and recovery. Additionally, there will be information in this webinar on how to manage the money of an elderly person who has entrusted their finances to a friend or family member. The speakers for this webinar will include experts from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
November 21, 2014 1:00 PM
Focusing on the important role victim service providers in law enforcement and prosecutor’s offices have in recovery from elder financial exploitation, this webinar would provide victims service providers with clear directions and action steps for VSPs to recognize, report, and assist in the recovery of elder financial exploitation. Speakers from a prosecutor’s office, a law enforcement office, and the National Center would focus on victim-centered practices and provide concrete resources for victim service providers to utilize to assist with recovery.
November 14, 2014 1:00 PM
Focusing on the important role of APS in recovery from elder financial exploitation, this webinar will draw on speakers including a director from a state Department of Human Services and a national expert from the National Adult Protective Services Association to provide clear directions and action steps for APS workers to recognize, report, and assist in the recovery of elder financial exploitation. This will pay particular attention to proper reporting and victim-centered practices and mandatory reporting.
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Focusing on the important role of financial institutions in elder financial abuse recovery, this webinar would draw on speakers from Wells Fargo and FINRA to provide clear directions and action steps for financial institution employees to recognize, report, and assist in the recovery of elder financial exploitation. This would pay particular attention to proper reporting and victim-centered practices and mandatory reporting.
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Clayton Gerber, Postal Inspector, and Kate Lawrence will share prevention and outreach resources, enforcement options, and provide important information on how consumers can respond to fraud in the mail, with a particular emphasis on lottery fraud.
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Resources for "When Fraud is Stamped"
September 10, 2014 2:00 PM
The Financial Crime Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation present the webinar Advanced Identity Theft Responses, to provide experienced advocates with advanced techniques for working with identity theft.