Fraud protection for seniors

Learn how you can protect yourself against fraud.

Time frame: 60 min

Learning objectives for participants:

  • understand what fraud is and how it works
  • learn how to identify the signs of fraud and how to act on suspicions
  • learn about the top three scams
  • understand why seniors are targeted
  • know what to do if you are a victim of fraud

Outline:

  • What is fraud?
    • theft vs. fraud
    • awareness
  • how it works
    • signs of fraud
    • what to do with suspicion
    • top three scams
    • what information scammers want
  • five reasons seniors are vulnerable
  • signs of being victimized
  • what to do if you’ve fallen victim
  • types of fraud — real-life examples
  • tools and resources
  • Q&A

Learning materials:

  • general information for:
    • Equifax
    • Trans Union
    • Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)
    • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Scams and Fraud)
    • Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Hotline
  • the Fight Spam Quiz — tests knowledge of identity theft and fraud
  • the Identity Theft and Identity Fraud Victim Assistance Guide (CAFC) — explains in further detail about the crime and what to do if victimized

Questions?

For questions, please email us.

Request a session

Want a session in your area? We will provide a CPA volunteer to lead the session with a prepared presentation, activities, handouts and worksheets. Note: If more than one session is needed, please fill out a second form and submit.

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