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# Financial Abuse

Last year
Cash is crucial to victims of domestic abuse or coercive control, says Women's Aid
AIB this week said its plan to go cashless in 70 branches was a ‘mistake’.
All time
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.