- Taking money from them
- Not allowing them access to shared money
- Making them account for everything spent
- Making them beg for money
- Preventing them from gaining employment
- Causing them to lose, or forcing them to give up, employment
- Taking out loans, credit cards or running up debts in the victim’s name
- Forcing them to commit crimes for money
- Not allowing them to buy necessities, for themselves or their children, including sufficient food
- Financial abuse can also be when the perpetrator is spending money needed to maintain the home on themselves
Financial abuse may continue after a relationship has ended, through the withholding of child maintenance.
If you think you are experiencing financial abuse, please seek help – GET HELP NOW.
If you think you are abusing someone financially, please seek help – ADVICE FOR PERPETRATORS.