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  • A Guide from the FTC: What is Identity Theft? (Information, sample letters, and more.)

    Find out about identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself. Includes links to sample letters, plus other helpful information. Read More

    Federal Trade Commision (FTC)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Beware of Medical Card Scams -- Information from the Federal Trade Commision

    See this online warning from the Federal Trade Commission about con artists and possible thieves who offer to send you medical cards or health care cards just to try to get you to give them personal information. Content Detail

    FTC -- Federal Trade Commission
  • Consumer Brochures for Seniors -- Free

    Brochures for seniors about scams, debt collectors, and more. Content Detail

    National Consumer Law Center
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureay -- Information for Older Americans

    Here is information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about money issues affecting many seniors, like mortgages, debt collection, credit cards and more. Content Detail

  • 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. Content Detail

    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.
  • Financial protection for older Americans

    Financial protection for older Americans -- information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Here is a description from the agency's site: Older Americans face many financial challenges as they age. They have opportunities to travel, explore new fields of work or hobbies, or spend time with family and friends. But often scam artists or bad advice take away these opportunities. The Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans is here to give seniors information and tools to navigate safely through financial challenges. Learn how to prevent elder financial exploitation using the Money Smart for Older Adults – Prevent Financial Exploitation curriculum. Produced in partnership with the FDIC, consumers can download the resource guide or the training module for instructors. Hard copies of the resource guide can be ordered and shipped free of charge here. Content Detail

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Financial protection for older Americans

    Tools to help seniors with money matters. Content Detail

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • How to Get Legal Help/Como Obtener Ayuda Legal

    Information in English and Spanish about how to get help from programs that offer free help to qualified people. Lea aquí para aprender cómo obtener ayuda gratis con problemas legales, ayuda de los programas para las personas de ingresos bajos. Content Detail

    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
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    Spanish / Español
  • How to Report a Lost or Stolen Mobile Device

    Tips for where to call if you lose your phone or other mobile device. Content Detail

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Identity Theft -- What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

    See this brochure for basic information about identity theft and what you can do to defend yourself. Content Detail

    Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Information about Crime Victim Reparations

    From the agency's website: "Victims of violence and their families must deal with emotional, physical, and financial aftermath of crime. The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Fund helps innocent victims and their families pay for the financial cost of crime when they have no other means of paying. The fund is administered by the Crime Victims Reparations Board under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement The funds to operate the program come from fines and files paid by people who break the law." Content Detail

  • Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

    From the organization's site: "Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of life.... Jewish Family Service is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United Way of Southeast Louisiana." "JFS helps the community strengthen the family and the individual to reach their full potential through various programs and services including: providing individual and group counseling, educating our young people about depression and suicide prevention, promoting independence for the elderly, providing case management, and assisting in adoptions." Read More

  • Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office: Elderly Services

    Find out more about programs to help the elderly protect themselves against crime. Content Detail

  • Learn about Catholic Charities services and resources

    From the organization's site: "Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans provides hope, help and loving care for the most vulnerable and needy in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans." * * * "Catholic Charities services are rooted in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, with food and nutrition services benefiting the entire state of Louisiana. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, hungry, the elderly, at-risk youth, pregnant women, individuals with developmental delays, and many more." Content Detail

  • Louisiana Attorney General: Information for Seniors and Caregivers

    Learn more about how to protect seniors from fraud and other threats. Content Detail


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