Senior Safeguard Training Right at your Fingertips

Elder Financial exploitation is on the rise and knowing how to identify the signs can help protect your members and your credit union from foul play. The MD|DC Credit Union Association is now offering affiliated credit unions FREE employee training and certification through Senior Safeguard, an online training program.  

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Senior Safeguard-Valuable Affiliate Benefit
Credit Unions are in a unique position to recognize potential adult financial exploitation. The MD|DC Credit Union Association is now offering affiliated credit unions FREE employee training and certification through Senior Safeguard, an online training program delivered by EVERFI. Learn how to prevent, identify, and report elder financial exploitation. The certification provided by this program will support the requirements outlined in the Senior Safe Act to allow credit unions safe harbor when it detects possible elder financial abuse. In the second half of the year, the Association will offer members access to Senior Safeguard through their Credit Unions. Credit Unions have led in providing financial literacy through well-established financial education programs for people of all ages, especially our youth. Senior Safeguard is a great opportunity to help protect members from adult financial exploitation.

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The Facts on Senior Fraud 
Scammers are well-rehearsed, incredibly convincing and prey on people of all ages, but they most commonly target people over the age of 65. Seniors are losing an estimated $36 billion annually to fraud, and according to National Adult Protective Services (NAPSA), 1 out of 9 seniors experiences financial exploitation but only 1 in 44 will ever report it. NASPA's website includes where to report suspected senior fraud/abuse by state, click here to view.

Resources
Senior Safeguard - Frequently Asked Questions
Senior Financial Exploitation Laws by Jurisdiction (local)
State Resources - National Center on Elder Abuse