Financial Elder Abuse is Widely Expanding
Financial elder abuse is widely expanding and includes conduct which includes:
- Forging an older person's signature.
- Getting an older person to sign a deed, will, or power of attorney through deception, coercion, or undue influence.
- Promising lifelong care in exchange for money or property and not following through on the promise.
- Fraud is the use of deception, trickery, false pretence, or dishonest acts or statements for financial gain.
- Telemarketing scams where perpetrators call victims and use deception, scare tactics, or exaggerated claims to get them to send money. They may also make charges against victims' credit cards without authorization.