For Better or for Worse: Elders Tricked into Marriage for Financial Gain
The number of elders being “conned into love” is on the rise, and the motivation is simple: money. It has come to our attention that lately, more than ever, seniors are the victims of what people are calling “love scams,” in which younger individuals target the senior for a relationship in hopes that the elder can financially provide for them during the end of their lives and even beyond. This is a very dangerous situation, in Santa Clara County and beyond.
The individuals performing the financial elder abuse scam can be anyone from a friend, a caretaker, or even someone the senior meets on that very day, online or otherwise. Oftentimes, these individuals are asking for immediate money to pay off student loans, buy businesses, or simply line their pockets. In the long-term picture, these same individuals are persuading the senior to change his or her own will or power of attorney to maximize their own potential profit for years to come. Here at Evans Law Firm, we understand just how serious these types of scams can be; they can wipe a senior’s life savings or inheritance to their children through one, simple, monetary transaction. We advise you or your loved ones to never send money to anybody, regardless of the circumstances they may explain. Try to stay away from beginning uncharacteristic relationships online and consult family members and friends before making any type of rash decision.
Anybody can be the victim of a financial scam. However, seniors, as we all know, are vulnerable individuals. It may be very difficult for elders to see through the troubling antics of someone they know, love, and trust. If you suspect any financial elder abuse happening, through the form of a love scam or otherwise, it is important to contact a reputable firm that is versed in these types of difficulties, much like Evans Law Firm.
If you or a loved one has experienced any financial elder abuse in Santa Clara county or elsewhere in California, contact the Evans Law Firm elder attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.