Elders can be seen as easy targets for financial abuse. This may occur when someone has a position of influence or trust, or gains access to an elder’s assets. What are the red flags for elder financial abuse? 1. Sudden reluctance to discuss financial matters 2. Unusual or unexplained account withdrawals, wire transfers, or other financial changes 3. Cash or other items missing from the home 4. Drastic shifts in investments 5. Abrupt changes in wills, trusts, power of attorney, or beneficiaries 6. Concern or confusion about missing funds ☎ If you have concerns, you can report them to Adult Protective Services.