I can't believe we are in this situation.... My Aunt in her late sixties (not elderly per se) has set up residence in our tiny home. She just went through a divorce and got fired from her traveling emergency room nursing job. She needs a permanent address to collect SS, get Medicare and passport. This part is all good for me. I love giving her a sense of belonging and it's nice to have a helping hand around the house.
She joined Match.com and wham the love of her life is wooing her. He sent her an unbelievable picture (looks like a magazine picture) but she is hook line and sinker. Supposedly some kind of money manager in England. They write to each other, text and speak on the phone occasionally (he has a French accent). He is in some sort of financial peril. She has already sent him 30,000.00 that I know about and the bank stopped her from making another transfer. Since then she got money from her retirement accounts and is now crying poverty. Not asking ME for money....more like not going to the doctor for an ear infection cause she can't afford the co pay. She couldn't get her son a wedding present even though weeks earlier she said she got 65000.00 from her retirement account. It's been a year or more and she honestly believes it will work out in the end. I mean I've tried to be supportive. I also intelligently dis-proved everything this "entity" sent to her as "proof" of his reality. She defends him at every turn. Now, I am a business owner, a former credit manager, and I've worked skip tracing for collections (before computers). Her response to my expertise is "You've never dealt with this magnitude of money and the rules change when your in the big league.".
I want to stop her from losing everything. How can I? Do I have any legal rights over someone in my household?