By Allen Riggs
Fraud Assistance Resources
Federal Trade Commission – www.ftc.gov or 877-FTC-HELP
(382-4357) – The FTC enforces federal consumer protection
laws that prevent fraud, deception and unfair business
practices. Whether combating telemarketing fraud,
Internet scams or price-fixing schemes, the FTC’s primary
mission is to protect consumers.
Better Business Bureau – www.bbb.org – The BBB’s mission is
to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship
between businesses and the public through voluntary
self-regulation, consumer and business education, and
service excellence. You can find your local office on
the BBB’s Web site.
The National Fraud Information Center– www.fraud.org or
(800) 876-7060 – The NFIC is a project of the National
Consumers League and was designed to help people learn about
fraud and file complaints.
American Association of Retired Persons - www.aarp.org –
AARP provides seniors with information on financial
planning, using home equity, avoiding fraud, and consumer
Allen is a Director of First Light
Home Care which provides quality, affordable, non-medical
in-home care for seniors, mothers just home from the
hospital, those recovering from surgery and other clients
with need for companionship and/or personal care. Allen was
an invited delegate to the White House Council on Aging in
2005 (held every ten years).