Make a Complaint

survey.jpgIn addition to reporting fraud or identity theft to your state attorney general’s office you can file a complaint with the appropriate federal agency.

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Information Specifically for Seniors

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Seniors are a favorite target of scam artists and others who want to make a quick buck. For example, seniors are at risk of losing money in fraudulent investment schemes and are also at risk of losing their homes when they are used as security, in some instances unknowingly. These 2 articles from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) describe some of the pitfalls.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has assembled some resources to help seniors avoid fraudulent investments.

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Facebook & MySpace…Wicked!

Social Networking

Social networking sites are great places to keep in contact with friends, develop relationships and meet new people in interesting places.

Heading to a new city? How easy is it to find a new “friend” in that city on Facebook? This summer, a young person that works with "IsThatSo?" stayed with “Facebook Friends” in four separate countries. Not bad, and good on the budget, too.

 

But there’s a huge downside to these sites, also. Posting comments or pictures without thinking can get you in big trouble. Just posting something as innocent as your phone number or e-mail address can get you in trouble.

How?

First, adults and schools and businesses head to these sites as much as we do. They’re looking for unguarded comments. “Hey, I wasn’t really sick yesterday; I just faked that excuse,” can get you in trouble at school or fired at work.

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