The following resources will help you better understand how financial abuse occurs, how to spot warning signs, and how to get support if you are a victim.
Battered Women’s Support Services, based out of Vancouver, provides education, advocacy and support services to assist all women in its aim to work towards the elimination of violence, and to work from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women. **
The American Office on Women’s Health breaks down what financial abuse entails, steps on how to protect yourself, and how to recover. **
The Canadian Bankers’ Association provides, information, stats and ways to get help, when in a financially abusive situation.
Do you feel like you may be a victim of financial abuse, but you’re not 100% sure? In 2018, the Canadian Financial and Consumer Services Commission created a checklist to help you better understand this form of abuse.**
The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly created a guidebook on how to spot, prevent and intervene in situations of financial abuse.**
The American National Adult Protective Services Association provide a detailed list that’ll help you better understand the ways in which financial crimes may be committed. Their Resource Material section, in particular, covers more in-depth scams such as deed theft, annuity and living trusts scams, reverse mortgage scams, and more.