Who are the Victims of Financial Exploitation?
Victims of fraud and finanical exploitation come from all economic, racial, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. The single common denominator is vulnerability to manipulation or deception
Elderly victims of financial exploitation are frequently legally competent, but still vulnerable to manipulation by adult children, caregivers, and others close to them.
Some victims of financial exploitation are young adults, but are nonethless vulnerable due to mental illness, learning disabilities, addictions, or sometimes just the inability to use good judgement.
Younger children under eighteen are most frequently victimized by their own parents, guardians or caregivers who exploit the trust and lack of sophistication of their victims.