Financial Abuse

“I started to give my homecare worker small gifts and now she comes to expect them and has asked for money.  I was afraid to stop giving her money, she’s a single parent and I felt guilty. I finally discussed things with my minister and he helped me come up with a plan.”

Abuse is financial if somebody tricks, threatens or pursuades someone out of their money, property or possessions. Sometimes they might influence or force a person to change their will, sign a power of attorney or cash your cheques without their knowledge.