Safe Banking for Seniors

WVBA Joins ABA Foundation's Safe Banking for Seniors Campaign

Educational program to prevent elder financial fraud.  

Safe Banking for Seniors InitiativeThe WVBA has joined the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation's Safe Banking for Seniors Campaign.  Through this campaign, the WVBA will mobilize bankers across the state to educate older Americans and their caregivers about elder financial abuse and how to prevent it.  

“Bankers play a critical role in the prevention of elder financial fraud from spotting signs of abuse to raising awareness,” said WVBA President and CEO Sally Cline. “We are pleased to be joining the American Bankers Association Foundation in an effort to fight financial abuse of seniors, the more that we can educate seniors and their caregivers, the better protected they can be.” 

"We are pleased that the WVBA has pledged to join in the fight against elder financial abuse." said Corey Carlisle, senior vice president, ABA Foundation.  We look forward to working closely with the association to educate seniors and their caregivers in West Virginia."

Registered bankers will receive event materials, lesson plans, media outreach tools and best practices through the ABA Foundation.  The lesson plans focus on the following four topics:  

  • Identifying and Avoiding Scams
  • Protecting Your Assets by Preventing Identity Theft
  • Choosing a Financial Caregiver
  • Acting as a Responsible Financial Caregiver

Banks can register to participate in the initiative at aba.com/seniors.  Step by step registration instructions can also be found in this handy PDF.  

Replay the Safe Banking for Seniors Webinar.