There are withdrawals and transfers happening in your bank or investment accounts that you don’t recall authorizing or doing yourself.
Family members, caregivers, or people from your church or community groups bring up the topic of money woes or opportunities to you regularly. You feel subtle or direct pressure to give or loan them money or invest through them.
People you don’t recognize but who claim to know you are asking for money for things like emergencies or fees to access lottery winnings or other prizes. Remember: prizes and investment opportunities that seem too good to be true probably are!
Income you depend on seems to have stopped coming in. You may also notice that you’re not getting mail that you used to receive.
Family members or others are suggesting they know what’s best for you, despite you being in good mental health. You feel like people are using scare tactics on you.
People are being pushy in getting you to make financial decisions and are presenting you with papers and contracts that you didn’t ask for. What you read in these contracts is confusing or doesn’t seem to be in your best interest.
If any of these things are happening to you, speak with someone you trust, your doctor, health care worker, lawyer, bank, the police, or organizations like the Elder Abuse Network or Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.