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On Guard for Seniors

November 14, 2012

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services, Division of Consumer Services have created On Guard for Seniors, a website designed to provide specific information on annuities, reverse mortgages, long-term care insurance and identity theft to help seniors learn more about these topics, their potential pitfalls and how to protect themselves.

CFO Atwater’s top priority is ensuring seniors have the tools and resources necessary to make informed financial decisions. Often times, seniors are targeted by scam artists promising phony investments offers and bogus requests for charitable contributions. The On Guard for Seniors website has alerts on these and other scams along with videos, information and tips to help seniors, their families and caregivers steer clear of financial fraud.