Crime of the Week: Senior Financial Fraud
Crime Stoppers and the Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) are addressing a very serious issue: Financial abuse and exploitation of older New Brunswickers. This type of abuse is especially harmful because seniors are more likely to rely on investment income to provide for their day-to-day expenses. Financial abuse and exploitation of seniors is also a largely underreported crime.
77 per cent of suspected senior financial abuse went unreported last year. People may not report financial abuse because they are embarrassed, afraid of what might happen, have fear of retaliation, loyalty to their family or a hope to get their money back.
FCNB has resources to help you recognize the signs of senior financial fraud or exploitation, visit www.fcnb.ca to learn more. If you, or someone you know is a victim of financial abuse, and would like to report your concerns but wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP212 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.
TALK: Call us toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
TYPE: www.crimenb.ca/tips or directly at www.crimetip.ca
TEXT: TIP212 plus your message to CRIMES (274637)
TAP: Download our P3 Tips™ Mobile App for Apple™ or Android™ devices