Financial abuse of seniors checklist

Financial abuse is one of the most common forms of abuse against seniors. It occurs in relationships of trust, such as with family, friends, neighbours or caregivers.

Check this list for possible signs:

  • I have felt pressured into giving away money or purchasing things that I do not want or need.
  • Someone has taken my money or cashed my cheques without my permission.
  • Someone frequently borrows money from me and doesn't repay it.
  • I have noticed withdrawals from my bank account or charges to my credit card that I cannot explain.
  • I have received overdue bills that I thought were paid.
  • Someone has prevented me from making my own financial decisions or accessing my money.
  • Someone has not managed my finances as we agreed.
  • I have felt forced into changing my will or signing legal documents that I don't fully understand.
  • I have felt pressured into sharing my home or car without fair compensation.

Learn more about financial abuse and how to prevent it.
Visit Canada.ca/Seniors or call 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232).

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