Fraud, Identity Theft, and Unethical Business Practices

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Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud and financial abuse! Be vigilant, be observant. Physical or financial abuse will continue so long as no one knows about it. Listed below are our Top 10 Safety Tips to always keep in mind.

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Your home; adjusters and contractors; when picking a contractor; when you get your settlement; creditors, bills and budgeting; and watch out for fraud.

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A freeze generally stops all access to your credit report, while a fraud alert permits creditors to get your report as long as they take steps to verify your identity.

What to do when your provider sneaks in fees to your bill.

What to do when your identity has been stolen and used.

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This guidebook is designed to help victims of financial abuse navigate the system so that if there is a chance for restitution that opportunity won"t be missed.

Complaints within the board's jurisdiction involve failure of a licensed contractor to fulfill the terms of an agreement.

Recognizing, preventing, and dealing with fraud.

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Have you received a letter informing you that your personal information may have gotten into the wrong hands?

Signs of fraud, tips for avoiding scams, and how to fight back.

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When a salesperson appears at your home and pitches their sale to you.

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Up to 99% of domestic violence victims experience economic abuse during an abusive relationship, and finances are often cited as the biggest barrier to leaving an abusive relationship. This resource describes what economic abuse is and what to do about it.

Financial abuse, such as exploitation and fraud.

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You may be eligible for reimbursement if your lawyer has stolen from you.