Senior Outreach Program

The mission of Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. To fulfill this mission, BBB reaches out to elders to provide important information which will empower them to fight fraud.

BBB listens to seniors' concerns and provides education and information to elders across Minnesota and North Dakota. BBB offers practical resources to help people:

  • Increase financial literacy
  • Make wise purchasing decisions
  • Avoid scams

Be Wise, Be Informed, Be Empowered*

A pamphlet was produced by BBB in response to the growing problem of scams that target seniors. This pamphlet helps people identify the top scams targeting seniors including:

  • The Grandparent Scam
  • Lottery and sweepstakes
  • Imposter scams
  • Home repair fraud
  • Charitable giving

Read the Be Wise pamphlet (PDF)

Tips to Prevent Elder Abuse

This tip sheet covers:

  • What elder financial abuse is
  • Why some family members commit fini=ancial abuse
  • Lifestyle risks of seniors
  • How abuse starts
  • What motivates the abuse
  • Warning signs
  • Tips for protecting yourself


Tips to Prevent Elder Abuse (PDF)


You may order the Be Wise pamphlet and/or the tip sheet by emailing: safeguarding.seniors@thefirstbbb.org

* The BBB gratefully acknowledges financial support from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America which made the production of these resources possible.