Webster Works to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

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Webster Works to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

William Webster, vice president, banking center manager in West Hartford, Conn., leads a discussion on elder financial abuse prevention.

William Webster, vice president, banking center manager in West Hartford, Conn., leads a discussion on elder financial abuse prevention.

From travel scams to false promises, sadly, seniors are often the targets of financial fraud and financial abuse – sometimes even the victim of the very people they know and trust the most. Webster Bank is in the midst of a year-long initiative providing free, informational seminars at senior centers and other public places to help people protect themselves – or someone they love – from becoming a victim of a financial scam. It’s just one way Webster lives up to its customers. Seniors learn ways to identify, understand, and respond to fraud, including what types of scams are out there and how to report problems.

Webster Bank, a leading regional bank in the northeast, recognizes that financial elder abuse is a growing concern in the financial industry and will have held about 80 of these public seminars by the time the year is through. Webster bankers will have also appeared on numerous television and radio programs to get the word out regarding this growing concern in the financial industry.

For more information, please go to websteronline.com and to the blog by Kim Syrop, senior vice president, fraud mitigation and loss management. She, along with our banking center managers, is leading this charge to help people know how to keep their money safe and secure.

Congratulations Webster Bank!