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  • Financial Protection for Older Americans

    Tools to help seniors with money matters. Content Detail

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • How do I know if the government is calling me?

    Government organizations will not call you for your personal information. It's a scam. Hang up, and report the call online or on the phone, toll-free, at 1-877-FTC-HELP. Read More

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    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Identity Theft: What Can You Do to Protect Yourself?

    Identity theft occurs when someone uses personal identifying information - including your name, Social Security number, address, bank number/credit card number - without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. The crime of identity theft can take many forms including obtaining credit cards in your name without your permission, or charging something on your credit card without your permission. You may not know you are a victim of identity theft until you are contacted by a debt collector. Content Detail

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    Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Immediate Steps to Repair Identity Theft

    Here are some steps you can take right away if you are a victim of identity theft. There is information, sample letters to send out, and more. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Learn the Law: Did Someone Steal Your Identity?

    Step-by-step guide for how to help prevent identity theft or how to deal with it if you are a victim. Identity theft is a serious crime. It can hurt your credit, leave you stuck with bills that aren’t yours, and create problems that could haunt you for years. Someone who has stolen your identity might be able to empty your bank account, use your credit cards, open up new utility accounts in your name, get medical treatment on your health insurance, file a tax refund in your name and get your refund, or give your name and information to police during an arrest. Content Detail

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    Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, and staff from CTLawHelp.org with funding from the Legal Services Corporation’s Technology Initiatives Grant Program.
  • Orleans Parish Sheriff's Elderly Victims Assistance Program

    The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s office currently participates in the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement Crime. Effective July 1982, the State of Louisiana established a program for the payment of compensation to the victims of certain crimes. The law, known as the Crime Victims Reparations Act, created the Crime Victims Reparations Board and established the Crime Victims Reparations Fund. The Board administers the Act’s provisions and awards payments from the fund. Income for the fund is composed primarily of monies paid as costs levied on criminal court costs. Funds are supplemented by a federal grant, court-ordered restitution from criminal, donations and interests. Content Detail

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    Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Planning for Retirement

    Balancing debt, retirement income, and assets becomes even more important to your financial security as you age. Read More

    By:
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Resources and Connection to Serve Seniors

    With at least a third of its members’ enforcement actions involving senior investors, North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) provides resources for senior investors, family caregivers, the securities industry, and policymakers. Visit the interactive map to contact your state or provincial securities regulator and to find other resources for seniors. Content Detail

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    North American Securities Administrators Association