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Advice appreciated

Puffy

Registered User
Jan 1, 2014
1
Hello Everyone,

I have been a member for a while but have not yet posted. I would appreciate some advice from you guys. I suspect that someone I know is financially abusing their relative to the tune of thousands of pounds. I have met the lady concerned on one occasion and I am not convinced that she has the capacity to agree to the release of her funds. As you can imagine, it is a rather delicate situation but I dont believe that people should be "claiming their inheritance in advance" Any thoughts ?
 

meme

Registered User
Aug 29, 2011
1,953
London
This is complicated... in my opinion sometimes both parties would want the so called inheritance to be used this way..and who are we to judge
 

Onlyme

Registered User
Apr 5, 2010
4,995
UK
If the person lacks capacity to consent to the money being used then it's theft if there isn't a LPA in place.
 

Tin

Registered User
May 18, 2014
4,825
UK
As a concerned friend don't know if there is anything you can do legally, AgeUK may have an answer for you. Why don't you give them a call or check out their web site, there may be something.