RCMP SENIORS GUIDEBOOK TO SAFETY AND SECURITY
WHAT A senior safety guide for seniors in Canada put out by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) covering senior home safety, senior scams and fraud leading to elder financial abuse, safety tips at home and when out, senior driver safety and more.
WHYTo help seniors from being victims of scams, fraud, elder financial abuse and keep them safe and secure.
WHERERoyal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
"This information is directed towards the community and, more specifically, seniors and their caregivers in recognizing elder abuse, safety concerns, frauds and scams. The RCMP is committed to reducing these incidents against seniors and by working in partnership with citizens, we can develop safer communities."
-RCMP Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security United Kingdom (UK)
The RCMP Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security provides valuable information on senior safety including:
- Elder Abuse –types of elder abuse, warning signs of abuse and how to report elder abuse.
- Security in your Home – tips for keeping seniors safe and secure in their own home.
- Away From Home –tips for seniors on how to avoid becoming victims of street crimes (purse snatching, robberies, assaults, etc.)
- Safety on the Street
- Safety in your Vehicle
- Buyer Beware
- Fraud and Scams
- Online Scams / Internet Fraud
Common Senior Scams detailed include:
- Grandchild in trouble
- Identity theft
- Pigeon drop
- Bank inspector fraud
- Home renovation fraud
- Door-to-door sales
- Public utility imposter
- Charity scam
- Lottery scam
- Free vacation scam
- Prize scam
- Chain-Referral scam
- Medical Fraud
- Business opportunities
- Area code scam
- Faked e-commerce websites
- Auction fraud
- Advanced fee letter fraud
- Malicious software
- The Nigerian letter scam
The RCMP Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security also includes helpful information on how seniors can protect themselves with wills, powers of attorney and other senior services and programs.
Elder Abuse Prevention Programs
Financial Elder Abuse Prevention Programs