Financial abuse is the most common form of abuse of vulnerable adults and research shows that it is our ability to spot a financial con that is the primary skill we lose when we develop cognitive impairment (memory problems).
So it is no surprise that people are organising themselves to extort money from people who are open to such abuse. However, the paper trail in these cases is often so vague and the abused so confused about the details of the fraud, the police struggle to bring a prosecution. Good news therefore that the Price family ringleaders have been tried, found guilty and sentenced for their role in a £1million scam that involved providing (or rather failing to provide) an odd job service to a number of retired people.
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