Free Community Programs

The Coalition presents free informational programs to groups of 25 or more. The Coalition has presented programs to thousands of attendees. Our programs are designed to:

  • heighten awareness of financial abuse of elders

  • be highly interactive with attendees

  • provide information to help community members respond and help prevent or stop abuse

  • be presented by a team of speakers including social service, law enforcement and financial institution professionals

  • showcase a 17-minute award-winning video called “The Caretaker”

  • The Coalition provides “quick tip sheets” (eight are currently available), covering such topics as; protect the elderly from financial elder abuse, common scams, identity theft, the potential abuser, reducing promotional marketing.

Contact us now for availability at 310-701-8118 or email the Program Director (keepsafepd@yahoo.com)

How Can I Protect Myself From Financial Exploitation?

  • Don’t allow yourself to become socially isolated. Social isolation increases your risk of becoming a victim, so make sure you have regular outside contacts with friends and family.
  • Avoid internet, telemarketing or door-to-door solicitations. Offers of prizes and special deals are often scams. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

  • If you need help in your home, make sure the agency you use does background checks on all staff. If hiring directly, be sure to investigate thoroughly.

  • Use direct deposit for your checks.

  • Shred all documents containing personal information with a cross-cut shredder.

  • Check your bank statements and credit card statements monthly for unauthorized activity.
  • Keep ATM and other PIN numbers and passwords secure.
  • Report suspected crimes. If you believe you may have been the victim of financial abuse, or you know someone who has, contact your local police or call the APS Elder Abuse Hotline at (877) 477-3646.

For more information on how to protect yourself and others, contact KEEP-SAFE.