According to Kath Greelee , assistant secretary for aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 4 oiut of 10 elders is financially exploited and that the most common abusers are loved ones and people in positions of trust, like financial advisors.
The National Center of Elder Abuse offers these 10 signs which may be indicative of financial exploitation:
1-Sudden changes in bank account or banking practice, including an unexplained withdrawal of large sums of money by a person accompanying the elder.
2. Names added to an elder’s bank signature card.
3. Unauthorized withdrawal of the elder’s funds using the elder’s ATM card.
4. Abrupt changes in a will or other financial documents.
5. Unexplained disappearance of funds or valuable possessions.
6. Substandard care being provided or bills unpaid despite the availability of adequate financial resources.
7. Discovery of an elder’s signature being forged for financial transactions or for the titles of his/her possessions.
8. Sudden appearance of previously uninvolved relatives claiming their rights to an elder’s affairs and possessions.
9. Unexplained sudden transfer of assets to a family member or someone outside the family
10. Provision of services that are not necessary.
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