15 June 2010 New Brunswickers encouraged to report financial abuse of seniors New Brunswick Securities Commission / Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat

Elder abuse can come in many forms – physical, emotional, financial, neglect or abandonment – and it is a serious concern. Older victims of financial abuse, including investment fraud, are especially at risk. If they lose all or part of their life savings they have less time to recover their financial stability.

To teach New Brunswickers how to recognize the signs of investment fraud and financial abuse of seniors, the NBSC has released a new Pocket Guide on Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation and a Financial Concerns Checklist. The guide and the checklist are resources for those who have contact with seniors including professionals in the health care sector and senior’s residences, and their families.