BE SCAM SMART
Stop Adult Financial Exploitation
The Department of Financial Services’ Be Scam Smart Video Series is designed to help inform, empower, and protect Florida’s seniors from financial fraud and scams. Browse our video library and download our Be Scam Smart Resource Guide to learn how to spot fraudulent behavior, identify common scams that target seniors and receive tips to fight identity theft.
What is Operation SAFE?
Operation S.A.F.E., Stop Adult Financial Exploitation, is an outreach initiative provided by the Florida Department of Financial Services designed to protect Florida’s seniors from financial fraud and scams through education.
Why is it needed?
Scam artists are aware of the high number of seniors in Florida and look to take advantage of them financially. According to the 2019 Census estimates, Florida is home to approximately 4.4 million residents aged 65 and older and it currently ranks first in the nation in the percentage of senior residents.
We aim to protect seniors from becoming a victim of financial exploitation through these educational resources.
What will I learn?
- How to Spot Fraudulent Behavior – Are you at risk?
- Common Scams that Target Seniors – Is this too good to be true?
- How to Fight Identity Theft – Protect, Prevent, Police
- Resources to Keep You Safe – Know where to go for help.