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Elder Financial Abuse Attorney – Senior Citizen Fraud Lawyer


Elder financial abuse is a growing yet serious problem. As the baby boomer generation reaches the 65+ age demographic unscrupulous criminals seek an opportunity at every turn defraud the elderly and reap financial rewards of their crimes. Leading statistics on fraud crimes against the elderly in the United States show that people over the retirement age of 65 are heavily target by criminals.  Every year an estimated 3.8 Billion dollars in assets is defrauded from the elderly. In many instances Elderly victims of financial abuse and fraud are unaware that they are victims of such fraud. It is important to understand your rights and hold those responsible for perpetrating such frauds responsible.

What is financial abuse?

Our Law Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims of elderly financial abuse and fraud
Elder financial abuse is defined by California Fraud and Financial Abuse against the Elderly Laws: Welfare and Institutions – Code Section 15610.30. and Section 1575 of the Civil Code.  According to California law elderly financial abuse takes place when when a person in charge or in custody of the financial assets of the victim does any of the following:
  • Se considera abuso financiero tomar o apropiarse de los bienes muebles o inmuebles de un anciano o adulto para un fin indebido o ilícito con la intención de defraudar.
  • Ayudar, colaborar o contribuir a la toma u obtención de cualquier bien mueble o inmueble de un anciano o adulto dependiente con el propósito o la intención de defraudar.
  • A person or entity shall be deemed to have taken, secreted, appropriated, obtained, or retained property for a wrongful use if, among other things, the person or entity takes, secretes, appropriates, obtains, or retains the property and the person or entity knew or should have known that this conduct is likely to be harmful to the elder or dependent adult.

For more information see California Senate Bill 1140 Welfare Institutions Code Relating to Financial Abuse

Federal Anti elderly fraud laws:
  • Federal Anti Fraud Laws – 31 U.S.C. sec.
  • Federal 5318 (g) (3) and 12 U.S.C. 3403
  • Financial Service Modernization Act

Common types of financial abuse and fraud against senior citizens in Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities in California

Refinancing Fraud or Mortgage Fraud:  Many elder or dependent adults are victims of mortgage or refinance fraud. In these cases mortgage brokers or solicitors offer to refinance the home of the elder or dependent adult, without disclosing the terms of the agreement. In such cases the victim is unaware that they have entered into an unfavorable agreement. Wrongful Use: this is defined as the taking of property is bad faith. A property taken away or transferred in bad faith or without the proper transfer to the designated party can be bad faith. Misappropriation of assets, pensions, retirement and social security – Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to the misappropriation of their limited assets.  Perpetrators of such acts often steal the social security numbers and identification of senior citizens or con the elderly in providing sensitive and secure personal information that can be used to divert funds from pension accounts, sell or transfer bonds and stock certificates to 3rd parties. Other forms of older retirees
  • Senior Citizen Identity Theft
  • Charity Fraud and Telemarketing Fraud against the elderly
  • Health Insurance Fraud
  • Banking Scams – Checking and Savings fraud
  • Investment Stock and Bonds Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
For more information:

California State Department of Consumer Affairs – Consumer Protection Information for Seniors

The FBI – Senior Citizen Fraud How to Protect Yourself

Elderly Victims Fail to Report Financial Fraud

Lawsuit Information - Elder Abuse AttorneyUnfortunately a large percentage of financial abuse against the elderly in senior citizen homes and elderly care facilities goes unreported.   Older individuals who are victimized by fraud fail to report abuse to their families of staff form man different reasons including, (1) Felling of shame, embarrassment and guilt, (2) They are not aware of the fraud taking place, (3) Afraid they will get into trouble (4) Fear of retribution by the criminal parties or nursing staff, (5) Criminal is a close family member or a friend and the victim wants to protected him from the law.

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