Financial abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, class, religion or disability. Often, it’s carried out by a partner, but it can also be a family member, friend or carer. They might:
- stop you from working or getting to your job
- make you hand over control of your bank accounts
- make you explain what you’ve spent your money on
- stop you buying essentials
- take out credit cards or loans in your name
- spend your household budget on other things without telling you
- withdraw money from your account without your knowledge or permission.