Here are two resources if you are in a nursing home or checking out nursing homes:
http://canhr.org/ - California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Sponsored by the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission, http://www.mymoney.gov provides a broad array of information about home finance, credit and credit cards, scams, investing, self-employment and other financial subjects.
For advice on legal matters for people over 60 years old, see http://seniorlegalhotline.org/
Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN) works to prevent financial abuse of elders through innovative partnerships that build public awareness, drive community outreach and provide professional training.
See our website and for additional help see http://www.bewiseonline.org/con/report/index.shtml
The State of California – State and Consumer Services Agency
CREDIT IDENTITY THEFT:
“Credit identity theft”, “identity theft” and “identity fraud”. All of these terms describe the theft of a consumer’s personal identification and credit information and the thief’s use of this information to gain access to the consumer’s credit and bank accounts and take over the consumer’s credit identity.
Credit identity theft is a growing problem in California and nationally. The Federal Trade Theft Commission ranks California fourth nationally in reported identity theft cases per capita.1 The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse estimates that there are approximately 500,000 cases of identity theft nationally per year. The California Legislature has declared that identity theft is the fastest growing white collar crime in the nation.2 (Read more)
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