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Articles & Publications About Fraud

  • Don't Be Fooled by Bogus Phone Calls (Michigan Supreme Court – Oct. 2007)
    Warning re: Scammers posing as court officials seeking confidential information.
  • Gratiot County Commission Warns About Scam (Caregiving.com – Nov. 2007)
    Retirees are receiving telephone calls from people misrepresenting themselves as agents of the Social Security Administration asking for banking account information.
  • Stop calling me! (elm – Elder Law of Michigan)
    If bill collectors are bugging you remember: you do not have to talk to them. Federal law lets you demand that a bill collector stop calling you.
  • Utility Bill Refund Email is a Scam (Consumer Affairs.com – Oct. 2007)
    Don't fall for this "phishing" scheme that promises a refund, but whose purpose is to steal sensitive information from your computer. 

Organizations & Services About Fraud

  • Fraud.org
    Mission is to give consumers the information they need to avoid becoming victims of telemarketing and Internet fraud and to help them get their complaints to law enforcement agencies quickly and easily.
  • How to File a Complaint With the Federal Trade Commission (FTC video)
    If you spot a scam, don't keep it to yourself. File a complaint with the nation's consumer protection agency.
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
    A nationwide organization of more than 1,500 attorneys who represent and have represented hundreds of thousands of consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive and predatory business practices.
  • OnGuard Online
    Provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
  • Report Fraud (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services – Office of Inspector General)
    All HHS and contractor employees have a responsibility to assist in combating fraud, waste and abuse in all departmental programs. As such you are encouraged to report matters involving fraud, waste and mismanagement in any departmental program(s) to OIG.
  • Who's Calling? Can You Recognize a Phone Scam? (FTC)
    Explains several deceptive telemarketing schemes, and how you can protect yourself against them.

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