Elder Abuse Prevention
Report suspected fraud impacting seniors by calling toll-free
Consumer education is perhaps the best weapon against elder abuse and exploitation, and many organizations are working diligently to make sure messages about elder abuse and its prevention are being heard by older Nebraskans.
The banking industry also has a role to play in the prevention of elder abuse and it’s a role we take seriously. Because of the regular contact many older Nebraskans have with personnel in bank branches, frontline bank employees may observe suspected cases of elder abuse relating to financial affairs. By asking careful questions, while observing legal limits, bank employees can work with law enforcement and Adult Protective Services (APS) officials to keep older Nebraskans from being victimized.
The NBA has created training materials to help financial institutions spot elder abuse. This resource will help your bank:
Recognize Common “Red Flags”
Determine Questionable Transactions
Protect Your Customers
Report Elder Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation in Nebraska
American Bankers Association Announces
'Safe Banking for Seniors' Innitiative
A campaign to educate seniors and their caregivers on the risks of financial fraud.
Bankers are often the first line of defense against elder financial fraud—from educating and advising customers to spotting the signs of abuse. We here at NBA take our role seriously, and the more we can work together the better we can protect our seniors from fraud.
Click here to access ABA's "Safe Banking for Seniors' Webpage
Click here to read ABA, NBA Pledge to help Prevent Elder Abuse Through Safe Banking for Seniors Campaign Press Release (09/14/2015)
- View the List of All Bankers Associations Who Have Taken the Pledge Against Elder Abuse
Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services Resources
Brochures & Flyers (PDFs)
Fact Sheets (PDFs)
Posters, Bookmarks & Other Materials (PDFs)
Look Before You Leap: Is a Joint Bank Account Right for Me? (infographic)
The infographic is part of a collaboration between the ABA Foundation and AARP to protect older Americans from financial abuse and exploitation.
FDIC Money Smart for Older Adults Program (PDFs)
For More Information Contact:
Senior Vice President
Nebraska Bankers Association / 233 South 13th Street, Suite 700 / PO Box 80008 / Lincoln, NE 68501-0008