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Abuse of position of trust

This is when someone abuses their position of authority or trust against another person for personal or financial gain, or to cause loss to another.

A person of trust or authority could be a friend, family members, service personnel eg carers, or a company employee.

The personal gain is often financial, but can also be causing loss to another person. It could happen to an individual or to a business.

Fraud has been committed if money or assets are lost by the victim to the person in the position of trust or authority.

eg Your carer has power of attorney over your finances, and they have withdrawn money from your bank account for their own benefit.

If fraud has been committed, report it to Action Fraud.

Action Fraud also offers an enhanced service for vulnerable victims.

See also:
Vulnerable victims
Asset misappropriation fraud
Bank account fraud