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Domestic abuse and elder abuse Investigation

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Domestic Abuse Epidemic

Domestic abuse and elder abuse are rampant across Canada, including the Toronto area. Today, half of all Canadian women have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives after age 16. Elder abuse is another form of violence that is not reported as often as domestic abuse between partners. Elderly family members are abused physically, emotionally, and financially by family members or caretakers.

Sadly, instances of domestic abuse and elder abuse have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Couples and families have been isolated for a long time, and people who might otherwise have left their partners find it difficult to begin new lives. Isolation makes it easier for abusers to hide their activities, and it makes it less likely that victims will receive help.

Investigation Hotline offers services to protect against domestic abuse:

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  • private investigation services to residents in Toronto, Oakville, Vaughan, Markham, Mississauga, Brampton, Pickering, Ajax and all other of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) cities
  • forensic investigation
  • anonymous threat protection
  • detecting cases of fraud and identity theft
  • other services that may be useful to victims of domestic and elder violence
  • custody issues
  • tracking and surveillance
  • litigation support

The Dangers of Domestic and Elder Abuse

According to the Globe and Mail, calls to domestic violence hotlines from women who are victims of abuse increased rapidly since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

Investigation Hotline provides private investigation and detective services for all victims of domestic abuse and elder abuse in the greater Toronto area and beyond. With a trusted firm at hand, abused people are more likely to be able to build a court case, ensuring that their abusers receive the full penalty of the law.

Calling the hotline helps victims get out of bad situations. The company explains its services and how it can help to protect vulnerable people from being mistreated.

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Elder Abuse and Financial Fraud

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to elder abuse in the form of financial fraud. Unscrupulous family members or caretakers may take control of an elder’s financial accounts without their permission or may threaten them into giving up their money or control of their affairs. This is especially true when an elder is experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementia. The abuser may accomplish all of their goals while the victim is in a long-term care home or while they are being cared for at home.

Frequently, those who abuse the elderly use counterfeiting and signature theft to accomplish their goals. Unfortunately, this type of abuse occurs in the Vaughn area as well as all other parts of Canada. The company provides forensic analysis of handwriting and counterfeiting to prove that the elder did not authorize the transactions, meaning that it is easier to prosecute the abuser for fraud.

The Problem of Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is far more common in Canada than most people realize. The victims are usually women and children, though men can also be victimized. Abuse ranges from physical abuse to emotional and financial abuse. Many women, in particular, are afraid to leave their homes when they are being abused by a domestic partner. This may be the result of the abuser’s attempt to control them in every possible way. During the COVID pandemic, it is also difficult for women to find new housing for themselves and their families.

Investigation Hotline can help women in Mississauga and across Ontario by establishing a connection with a caring person who can help them escape their bad situation. The company will collect any kind of evidence needed, including tracking the abuser’s movements, providing documentation of injuries and controlling behaviour, and supporting litigation in court.

Domestic Abuse Online

One of the company’s most unique offerings is protection against online domestic abuse for residents in Greater Toronto Area area. Technology is another avenue where abusers can try to control their victims. Victims may be prevented from contacting their friends and family, or they may be forced to send constant updates to their abuser who does not trust them. They can also be blackmailed or coerced into sharing or posting sensitive photos or other damaging information. This can have far-reaching effects on a victim’s personal and social lives as well as creating long-lasting trauma.

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FAQ about Domestic Abuse and Elder Abuse

Domestic abuse is a type of violence that often goes unreported by the victim of abuse. It can involve physical, emotional, or financial mistreatment by a partner, family member, or caregiver.

The types and signs of domestic abuse include:

  • Physical abuse, which involves intentional bodily harm;
  • Sexual abuse, which refers to any unwanted sexual contact; and
  • Mental mistreatment or emotional abuse, which is the intentional infliction of emotional or mental anguish.

Here are the common signs of abuse to look out for:

  • unexplained changes in behaviour or personality,
  • withdrawal from social activities,
  • increased anxiety,
  • uncharacteristic aggression,
  • lack of social skills and few to no friends,
  • poor relationship with a parent,
  • knowledge of adult issues inappropriate for their age, and
  • running away or going missing.

It is important to be aware of these indicators and take appropriate action if you suspect abuse.

Online domestic abuse occurs when a victim is forced to online exploitation threatening to share or post sensitive photos or damaging their reputation online. Protecting domestic abuse victims from online exploitation can be challenging, but Investigation Hotline takes this matter seriously. Our experts can assess a victim’s social media accounts to identify their vulnerabilities while safeguarding them from their abuser’s control.

Over the last thirty years, Investigation Hotline has interacted with thousands of clients who have differing perspectives and ideas as to what private investigators are able to do within their trade. People are often misguided by movies and television shows they watch depicting private detectives as mysterious, gun toting spies that wreak havoc in the night. However, contrary to popular belief, licensed private investigators are unable to perform the majority of things that are portrayed in popular culture. Let’s dig into eleven things that private investigators can and can’t do.
1. Trespass on other people’s property
2. Wiretapping
3. Access to Bank Records
4. Work with the Police
5. Obtain Credit Information
6. Retrieve Phone Records
7. Track Someone with GPS
8. Hack into Electronic Devices
9. Search License Plate Numbers
10. Find Information Online
11. Acquire Medical Records
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