Senior Financial Abuse Prevention

We all become more dependent on others as we age, making us more vulnerable to potential financial abuse. Older victims of financial abuse, including investment fraud, are especially at risk; if seniors lose all or part of their life savings they have less time to recover their financial stability.


The effects of senior financial abuse and exploitation go well beyond the pocketbook and can lead to social isolation, depression, anxiety and other negative health effects.


Financial abuse of seniors could include:

    • a fraudulent investment;
    • an investment that is unsuitable for the seniorís circumstances;
    • theft; or
    • financial exploitation.


A new presentation series on proactive estate planning or financial abuse prevention is available for groups.

  • Proactive Estate Planning: Information about wills, power of attorney, probate, trust and other important estate planning topics for seniors' groups, seniors' centres or community groups.
  • Financial Abuse Recognition: How to recognize the signs of financial abuse and investment fraud, and information about what to do for professionals working in the financial services industry and the health-care sector.

To book a free presentation contact us at or call us at 1-866-933-2222.


Learn how to prevent financial abuse and report it!

Recognizing Financial Abuse This brochure helps families and caregivers recognize red flags of financial abuse and take the next step to report and stop the abuse.

Financial Fraud ChecklistThis checklist will help you start a conversation if you are concerned about the financial well-being of your parents or a senior close to you or you suspect they may be suffering financial abuse.

Unfortunately, elder abuse is often hidden. Fears of age discrimination and loss of empowerment keep seniors from speaking up when they are being abused. We encourage New Brunswickers to value and protect our seniors.


The FCNB is working with the Province of New Brunswick Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat to distribute these brochures and conduct presentations across New Brunswick. If you would like to order a printed copy of the brochures above, please contact us.


You can also visit the Public Legal Education and Information (PLEIS-NB) for more information about preventing the abuse and neglect of seniors.

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