My mum is wanting to lend (give) money to a person in another country that she is quite obsessed with. She has met this person a few times, he is younger than me, she has known the family for years, and went on holiday there a couple of years where this person was absolutely the best thing in the world. She has no diagnosis of any mental health issues but I had an appt with her Dr probably over a year ago as I had concerns and have been keeping notes every time mum does something a bit strange (it’s a long list…) I’m going to call the Dr tomorrow and request a phone appt.
In the meantime Mum is wanting to set up phone banking so she can send money abroad. I’m very concerned that she’s being played. I have POA and will call the bank tomorrow to discuss but this has all blown up today and if anyone has any advice I’d be grateful to hear it please.
Hi Melly, it’s registered with the bank but she has capacity so I cannot stop. I know that she doesn’t really understand money like she once did and I’m worried that there’s nothing to stop her sending all her money to him. It’s a worry.
If possible, go to the bank personally rather than phone, then you just get a call centre.
If you get no joy, put your fears in writing and post it to the bank Recorded Delivery.
I have a leaflet about the duty of care somewhere, will try and find it tomorrow.