Elder Financial Exploitation

Be vigilant in the fight against elder financial abuse

When it comes to elder financial abuse prevention, 7 17 is committed to protecting the senior population with good information and other resources. Financial exploitation comes in many forms, including:

  • Taking money or property
  • Forging an older person's signature
  • Getting an older person to sign a deed, will, or power of attorney through dishonesty
  • Acquiring or using the older person's property or possessions without permission
  • Promising care in exchange for money or property, but not delivering it
  • Telemarketing scams
  • Lottery scams
  • Charity or donation scams

The effects of exploitation can be widespread to includes entire families and multiple generations. Use these resources to learn more about warning signs, preventative measures and how to react to financial abuse.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Supervises the state's public assistance, employment services, unemployment compensation, child and adult protective services, adoption, child care, and child support programs.

Department of Job and Family Services Agencies by County

Pro Seniors: This non-profit organization provides free legal and long-term care help to Ohio residents age 60 and older so they can solve their legal and nursing home, adult care facility, and home health care problems.

Mycreditunion.gov Pocket Cents: Dedicated to helping youth, tweens and teens, young adults, parents and educators, families, seniors, and service members learn how to make smarter financial decisions for a stronger, brighter future. 

Eldercare Locator: This public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.