Warning Signs of Financial Fraud

  • There is unusual activity, such as withdrawals or new names added, on the person’s financial accounts.

  • The senior suddenly appears confused, unkempt and afraid.

  • Essential bills are going unpaid.

  • A caregiver will not allow others access to the senior.

  • The residence contains many sweepstakes mailings, magazine subscriptions or free gifts. This may indicate that successful con artists previously have victimized the senior.

  • A senior discovers there has been a change in his/her will or power of attorney designation that he/she did not authorize.

  • A senior appears to lack necessities or amenities, such as clothing and grooming items, even though he/she has the means to afford such items.