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To Prevent Elder Abuse
Be sure to investigate sources of elder care thoroughly.
Look around at the facilities and other patients.
Check the background of anyone who offers personal home care.
Do not be afraid to report elder abuse.
Contact Adult Protective Services (888-832-3858) and
if you suspect abuse.
To Prevent Consumer Fraud
Always take your time when making a financial decision. Do not be afraid to say "NO."
Beware of give-away and free prizes. There is usually a catch.
Offers that sound too good to be true usually are.
Report consumer fraud to the Attorney General's Office (800-451-1525) and
For Personal Safety
Have a buddy system with your neighbors and join a Neighborhood Watch program.
Whenever possible, travel with a friend.
Lock up -- even when you're home.
Do not open your door to strangers.
If you or someone you know becomes a victim, call the
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