Types of Elder Abuse Cases
Elder abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial. However, most cases involve financial abuse, as shown in two recent cases;
The first case involved a couple who claimed to be family friends of the victims. They used the art of distraction,;when the first one was speaking with the victims, the second one went behind their back and took something from them, including credit cards. A lot of victims discovered the crime when they took a look at their credit card report and they noticed their credit card was missing and being misused.
In another case, the criminal was the former president of an investment advisory firm. He took approximately $2 million from several elderly clients, and fabricated account statements to cover up his wrongdoing. Also, he used the money to finance his children’s private school tuition and other luxuries.
The victims could protect themselves against financial abuse if they followe this advice from our Alameda elder abuse attorneys:
- Do not trust in strangers or people pretending being friends if you don’t know them.
- Do not leave your credit card in plain sight and never give the number and the security number of your credit card to anyone.
- Do not check just one report, check all of them, especially from your bank account
- Ask people whom you trust, such as your children, to help you in checking your credit card report or bank account.
If you know of any elder abuse or fraud, or others, contact the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at < a href="firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com. The Alameda elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm handle financial and physical elder abuse and nursing home abuse, as well as qui tam and whistleblower cases, healthcare, insurance, annuity, and banking fraud.