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Be vigilant about FRAUD

Even if you're not sure it's fraud, you can still contact one of the agencies below to talk to someone. Various offices maintain files of information on companies that have been, or are, currently under investigation.



Recognizing financial abuse


Aging Parents and Adult Children Together (A/PACT) Consumer Fraud Against The Elderly

Consumer Response Center
Federal Trade Commission
Washington, DC 20580
(202) FTC-HELP (382-4357); TDD: (202) 326-2502
Or click here to submit an online complaint


National Consumers League
1701 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 835-3323
Tips on Telemarketing fraud The National Consumers League and the American Association of Retired Persons conducted research on telemarketing fraud targeting the elderly and offer suggestions for older people and their families in a brochure, "Partners Training: They Can't Hang Up," available from the National Consumers League.


The Administration on Aging (AoA) is dedicated to promoting consumer awareness, preventing elder victimization, and working to implement community partnerships to prevent Medicare and Medicaid fraud, error, and abuse. By informing and training senior volunteers, aging network personnel, and health care providers, AoA wants to make older Americans and their advocates better health care consumers.


Tennessee Attorney General
The attorney general is the chief legal officer of the state. Through his staff, he represents the interests of

the state in a variety of areas. Officers and agencies of the state are represented by the attorney general

in all civil litigation before state and federal courts. The district attorneys prosecute most criminal cases at

the trial level. The attorney general prosecutes all criminal cases in the appellate courts and exercises

original prosecutorial powers in the areas of securities and state contract fraud. The attorney general has

the authority to institute ouster proceedings and civil actions for antitrust violations, consumer fraud and environmental enforcement.



Health fraud and the elderly

Quackwatch - an extensive list of scams and fraud alerts

Consumer Fraud - Identity theft
Consumer Protection for the Elderly - extensive lists of links

Elder Fraud


Internet Fraud Complaint Center

State of Tennessee Consumer Protection Office
David McCollum, Director
Division of Consumer Affairs
5th Floor
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0600
Toll free in TN: 1-800-342-8385
Fax: 615-532-4994

Elder Abuse Resources