Elder abuse comes in many different forms and is usually physical but emotional and financial abuse or exploitation is just as harmful. Financial elder abuse occurs when people cheat senior citizens out of their money or their property. Such exploitation can be committed by people they know, such as family members and caretakers or complete strangers. If you or somebody you know is a victim of financial theft, call an experienced Sacramento nursing home lawyer for help.
Unfortunately, elderly people are often dependent on other people for their care, which puts them in a vulnerable position. Financial abuse is the theft or embezzlement of money or other property from an elder. If a caretaker or family member is responsible for managing the senior’s money, property or other assets, and commits one of the following crimes, they could be charged with senior fraud:
Although most of the time, senior citizens are victimized by their children, grandchildren, spouses or caregivers, financial elder abuse can be perpetrated by strangers. This can include identity theft, investment fraud, phony charities or convincing the senior to buy something he cannot or will not use. Some more common scams by strangers include:
If you are a victim of one of the actions above or anything else that relates to financial exploitation, contact an experienced Sacramento nursing home lawyer immediately.
Because there is a growing population of senior citizens, it is not surprising to hear that there is a growing number of elderly abuse incidents. In fact, some shocking statistics suggest that elder financial exploitation is widespread:
The effects of financial exploitation on a vulnerable individual is devastating. By working with an experienced attorney, the victim of elder financial abuse will be able to recover from any financial, physical or mental pain and suffering they may have endured. Don’t wait any longer to talk to a legal expert.
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