Join the NYC Elder Abuse Center/Weill Cornell Medicine for a collaborative learning session on identifying and reporting elder financial exploitation.
Elder financial exploitation is not a new phenomenon but it has flourished during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults are being taking advantage of on an unprecedented scale.
You know your members and can recognize signs of possible exploitation. But when is ok to report your suspicions of fraud and to whom? What best practices should your credit union have in place? Where can you turn with questions?
Participants in this session will use case studies as a framework to discuss the challenges of identifying and reporting elder financial exploitation. We will share resources and strategies for building and maintaining an effective program to protect your members from financial fraud.
Christina McGuire, Lawyer and Investigator, Elder Fraud Advisors
Christina McGuire specializes in advising elder fraud victims and their family members on how to identify, report, and guard against fraud. Christina’s interest in elder fraud stems from her experience investigating and representing clients in cross-border money laundering cases. In addition to advising victims, Christina researches and investigates the fraud techniques most commonly used to swindle older adults. She also studies the mechanics of laundering fraud proceeds on the clear net and dark net. Christina received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and her law degree from Harvard Law School. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), and is admitted to practice law in New York and California.
Ayana Mortley, Workshop Training Coordinator, NYC Elder Abuse Center/ Weill Cornell Medicine
Ayana Mortley is the Workshop Training Coordinator for the NYC Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC). She collaborates with team specialists to design, facilitate, and coordinate workshops about NYCEAC’s programs, elder abuse, and geriatric medicine. She also conducts outreach to internal and external constituents to build networks in NYCEAC’s expanding catchment area. Ayana developed a passion for elder justice during her time as a social worker for the Human Resources Administration Adult Protective Services program, where she developed and facilitated intervention plans for high-risk vulnerable adults.
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