Elder Financial Abuse
Was Your Loved One The Target Of A Scam?
Financial exploitation of senior citizens is among the most commonly reported types of elder abuse according to the United States Department of Justice, and information released by the National Center on Elder Abuse indicates that an estimated $2.9 billion is stolen from elderly citizens through scams every single year. The Elder Justice Act was passed back in 2010, provides legal protection to victims of fraud, but it doesn’t stop scammers, whether they’re a caregiver, a family member, or anyone else from hunting for and finding new victims.
Senior citizens targeted by scammers are often in a dangerous situation, and may not be able to fight back without someone else stepping in. At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa elder abuse attorneys understand what it takes to fight for the compensation you deserve in court, and are ready to put our decades of experience to use putting together a plan of action that best suits your needs. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Warning Signs Of Financial Abuse
Financial abuse can be hard to identify because of how many different forms it can take on, but there are a number of key signs to look out for that could indicate the need for an investigation into your loved one’s finances:
- Diminished mental capacity or health
- Increased interest from friends and family into the senior citizen’s finances, assets, etc.
- Unexplainable financial transactions
- Unusual activity in the elder’s bank account
- New people in the elder’s life claiming to be their “best friend”
- A history of gambling, financial issues, or substance abuse
- Inheritance disputes among family members
- Attempts to coerce or convince the senior citizen to alter their powers of attorney, will, trusts, and other estate planning documents
Call our firm at (813) 518-7941 to discuss your situation with one of our lawyers.
Hire The Right People To Represent You
At Givens Givens Sparks, out Tampa elder abuse lawyers have more than 135 years of collective experience, and are prepared to put the knowledge we’ve gained over those years to use for you. If your loved one was the victim of financial abuse, call us at (813) 518-7941 today to go over the details of your case with a one of our lawyers, or send us the details of your case through our online form to request a case consultation.