Education & Counseling to Help Older Adults Recover
from Financial Scams and Identity Theft
SAFE was created by Dr. Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University and one of the country's foremost researchers in safeguarding seniors from financial exploitation.
Help older adults recover financially and emotionally after being victimized by financial scams or identity theft.
Educate older adults, and the people who care about them, about scamming and identity theft techniques, identification, protection and reporting.
Strengthen financial literacy through educational, interactive workshops.
One-on-One Help to Recover from Scams or ID Theft
Let Us Help You . . .
Contact credit reporting agencies
Close accounts that are compromised
File police reports
Register consumer complaints
Place fraud alerts on your credit report
We can meet in your home or our office.Our assistance is completely safe, confidential and free.Contact us directly or be referred through a partner agency.
Invite a SAFE expert to speak to your organization. Presentations are free and last about an hour. All materials provided.
Are You at Risk?
Learn why some people are especially vulnerable to financial predators and how to strengthen your defenses.
Scams and Identity Theft
Get details on how victims are targeted and manipulated so you can spot threats before savings and identity are gone.
Taking Control of Your Financial Health
Institute of Gerontology staff are available to present this four-part series of engaging and educational sessions, with take-home booklets, on: