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Financial Abuse

Recognize the signs and symptoms of financial abuse

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Financial abuse involves the improper, illegal or unauthorized use of an adult’s resources for the benefit of another.

Signs and symptoms of financial abuse

  • Unpaid bills
  • No money for food, clothing, or medication
  • Unexplained withdrawal of money from someone’s bank account
  • Family member or representative refuses to spend money on the adult’s behalf
  • Possessions disappear
  • Family member or another person forces an adult to sign over Power of Attorney against their own will

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