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#Financial Abuse

# financial-abuse - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Pensioners urged to exercise vigilance in use of 'temporary agents’ to pick up payments

It is estimated internationally that between 10-20% of agents abuse their position.

# financial-abuse - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Elderly abuse victims are 'most likely to have been targeted by their sons or daughters'

A report has found that the number of men suffering from abuse increases three fold in the over 80s category.

# financial-abuse - Friday 20 October, 2017

'Up to 10% of older Irish people are victims of financial abuse'

We need to face up to the reality of this situation. Financial abuse can happen anyone, writes Eileen O’Callaghan.

# financial-abuse - Sunday 15 October, 2017

'We need to lift the lid on financial abuse of older people'

Research suggests that up to 10% of older adults may experience financial abuse.

# financial-abuse - Monday 12 June, 2017

Almost 8,000 cases of adult abuse reported to HSE last year

The most common type of abuse among 18-64 years olds was physical 48%, psychological 24% and sexual abuse 11%.

# financial-abuse - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member

A new campaign aims to highlight the financial abuse of the elderly.

# financial-abuse - Monday 15 June, 2015

Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown

The abuse includes demands for money, stealing of possessions and withholding money from older people.

# financial-abuse - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals

The majority of alleged victims were aged over 80, female, and had reportedly been neglected or abused by a relative.