TRAINING TO HELP COMBAT ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE

By Bob Katzen

Secretary of State Bill Galvin unveiled a new training program to provide state and local law enforcement officials with free training and resources to help them recognize the red flags of elder financial abuse and fraud. “It is important for my office to collaborate with law enforcement throughout the commonwealth to combat elder financial abuse and securities fraud,” said Galvin.

The training highlights common schemes and hallmarks of financial abuse that harm older adults and others. It also provides law enforcement officers with resources on how to recognize warning signs and how to report suspected problems to collaborating agencies such as the Massachusetts Securities Division.

For more information or to set up a training program in your community contact the Massachusetts Securities Division at 617-727-3548.

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