Consumer Protection Tips for Older Adults

Older adults face unique consumer challenges. The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) created these tips to educate older adults about common frauds and financial issues and where to turn for help.

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Freeze Your Rent
The NYC Rent Freeze Program, which includes the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program, helps those eligible stay in affordable housing by freezing their rent. If you are a senior or a person with a disability, learn more at nyc.gov/rentfreeze.