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Tips to Prevent Senior Scams
 By Allen Riggs

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Fraud Assistance Resources

Federal Trade Commission – 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 – – 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– 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 - – AARP provides seniors with information on financial planning, using home equity, avoiding fraud, and consumer rights.


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).


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