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Protect Yourself

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There's no end to the creativity of scam artists.
Seniors and people with low incomes are often the targets of scams.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself.

The links below provide a variety of websites that offer tips, solutions, and more to 
the Older Adult population and other interested persons on the topic Senior Scams and Fraud. 


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About.com helps you to find out what steps to take to protect yourself from senior scams.

 offers a quick guide and other valuable information on fraud and scams.

 provides you with the information needed to understand annuities and structured settlements. 

 provides information on the costs of living in each senior community in Michigan, details about state laws affecting these facilities, and handy legal resources at the bottom of the page. This is an excellent research tool to find fair rates and legal information that seniors involved with an incident with a facility will need.

 is an expert, independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. 

National Crime Prevention Council
 ~ Protect yourself against telemarketing fraud and valuable tips on dealing with telemarketers, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how scammers work to take advantage of the elderly.

~ Scam against seniors "Don’t get fleeced out of your golden years".

 is the premier consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities nationwide. Providing easy access to the information families need when making a senior living decision, SeniorAdvisor.com features user-generated reviews from seniors and their loved ones regarding communities and caregivers across the country.  Additionally, the site includes the complete directory (more than 100,000 listings) of senior housing options for all 50 states.

Stop Medicare Fraud
~ Learn how to spot and protect yourself from fraud and Identity theft or to report Medicare fraud.

The Senior Medicare Patrol
 program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation
 provides tips on how you can protect you and your family from fraud especially Senior Citizens. 

The Simple dollar on Social Security Disability Benefits Guide offers information on understanding how Social Security disability works and how to calculate your benefits. 

***Please note***

These links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community. 
This list is not all inclusive of those resources available in our community.

The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links or services. 
Please feel free to contact our office with any changes or corrections. 

Thank you for visiting the Monroe County Commission on Aging web site.