Webster Features Videos to Help Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

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Webster Features Videos to Help Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

Linda DeMarco, senior vice president and manager of Webster’s Metro East banking center market, speaks to retirees at a senior living community in Fall River, MA.

Linda DeMarco, senior vice president and manager of Webster’s Metro East banking center market, speaks to retirees at a senior living community in Fall River, MA.

From travel scams to false promises, sadly, seniors are often the targets of financial fraud and exploitation – sometimes even the victim of the very people they know and trust the most.

For more than a year, Webster Bank has provided more than 80 free seminars at senior centers, libraries, and other public places in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York to help people protect themselves or someone they love, from being taken advantage of financially.

As a way to continue this ongoing educational effort, as Webster approaches its 80th anniversary, the bank has posted video vignettes on YouTube as well as on the bank homepage and on a special section on the website. Kim Syrop, senior vice president, fraud and loss management, is featured with helpful information about who could exploit financial accounts and what to do to understand, identify, and respond to fraud. The goal of the videos is to hopefully prevent this troubling trend from continuing. Also provided is contact information in case fraud is suspected.

Webster Bank is a leading regional bank serving businesses and consumers in the northeast.

Congratulations Webster Bank!