Resources for ‘Consumer Protection Week’ Promoted by National Center on Law and Elder Rights

In recognizing National Consumer Protection Week as a time to help people understand their consumer rights and avoid frauds and scams, the National Center on Law and Elder Rights is promoting a collection of resources to support older adults.

Legal Services Corporation’s most recent Justice Gap Report shared that consumer and finance is one of the most common types of civil legal problems experienced by low-income older adult households.

Advocates working with older adults may be seeing an increased need for services related to scams and fraud, particularly as scams associated with COVID-19 have been on the rise, coupled with increased isolation experienced by older adults in the pandemic environment.

Additional resources for advocates:

Federal Trade Commission Bulk Order Scam Brochures (free to order, including brochures in Spanish)