BCFP Creates Placemat to Educate Consumers About Scams

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection created a consumer education placemat to help older adults protect themselves from fake charity scams. The placemat is part of a series of consumer education placemats that meal service providers can share with meal deliveries or at group meal sites, financial institutions can share with their customers, faith-based organizations can share with their congregants.

The placemats are free to order in bulk. To accompany the fake charity scam placemat, the BCFP created a brief guide that practitioners can use to prevent, protect, recognize, and report fake charity scams. Read the agency’s blog about fake charity scams for more information.

If you have any questions, members can contact the BCFP at olderamericans@cfpb.gov.