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An senior adult sit by a window with her cane, sad, only coins left in wallet, no dollars

Financial exploitation is a form of elder abuse that has become very widespread.  It involves the unauthorized use of a senior’s resources for personal gain. Often times perpetrators of this type of abuse are relatives, friends, acquaintances, or caregivers. Warning signs of financial exploitation of seniors are given in the video.

 

 

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  • Seniors can fall victim to financial exploitation.
  • Here are warning signs that a senior is being exploited.
  • The senior notices items are missing like money and valuables.
  • They try to wire large amounts of money.
  • They are unable to pay their usual bills.
  • They change beneficiaries on financial documents.
  • They show fear of a particular person.
  • Report financial exploitation to, Alabama Department of Human Resources, Adult Protective Services. dhr.alabama.gov
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