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What are the signs that a loved one has been defrauded but hasn't told me?

There are some signs that might indicate that your loved one has already been defrauded but is either unaware or too embarrassed to tell you.

Look for behavioral changes such as increased reticence, withdrawal, fear, confusion, depression and volatility. Also look out for changes in financial patterns such as a sudden influx of unpaid bills, purchases of items he or she really doesn’t need, frequent withdrawals (especially from an ATM) or unfamiliar signatures on checks and other financial documents. Keep an eye on new individuals who suddenly appear in his or her life. 

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