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FRAUD PROTECTION

Abuse, neglect (including self-neglect or neglect by others), and exploitation are serious problems facing many vulnerable adults who, due to age and/or disability, are unable to protect themselves.

Suspected or known incidents of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation should be reported to Adult Protective Services programs in the County Departments of Social Services where the adult resides.

IF YOU OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM YOU ARE REPORTING IS EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY, CONTACT THE LOCAL EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER. IN MOST COMMUNITIES, YOU SHOULD DIAL 911 .

Protecting your identity
A local identity theft expert says you have a one-in-ten chance of having your identity stolen in the next year. The average recovery will take 18 months, and can cost you as much as 9,000 dollars.
Law to protect against credit card fraud now fully phased in.
Colorado businesses are now prevented from printing out entire credit card numbers on customers' receipts. The law was passed in 2002 by Colorado state lawmakers and has been phased in over the last three years.

Administration on Aging:
National Legal Resource Center

The NLRC was created in 2008 by the Administration on Aging (AOA) to empower legal and aging services advocates with the resources necessary to provide high quality legal help to seniors who are facing direct threats to their ability to live independently in their homes and communities. Their website can be accessed at http://www.nlrc.aoa.gov

Preventing Caregiver Exploitation

AARP Elderwatch Colorado
AARP ElderWatch Project fights the financial exploitation of older Americans in the state of Colorado through collection of data, extensive outreach and education, and the provision of technical assistance.

American Society on Aging
National aging and aging-related organizations on the Web divided into Consumer/Advocacy Organizations and Professional, Trade and Research Organizations. For example, listed on this site are American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the Gray Panthers, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, etc.

The CASE Partnership is a senior fraud prevention program provided by the four District Attorney’s Offices serving the greater Denver metro area. The CASE Partnership exists to:
provide information and resources that citizens can use to protect against fraud, increase the detection and reporting of financial exploitation crimes, and provide support for the victims of these crimes..

Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Adult Protection (CCERP)
The mission of the Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Adult Protection, CCERAP is to promote statewide understanding of elder/adult abuse and to promote the rights and protections available to elder and at-risk adults. CCERAP is a non-profit organization that engages in the following educational activities
Consumer Information Center
For years, consumers have written to Pueblo, Colorado 81009 for timely, practical information they trust. FCIC provides the answers to questions about the Federal Government and everyday consumer issues whether citizens write, call or log on. 
Elder Law Answers
The purpose of this site is to provide consumers with clear information on legal issues facing seniors and to help them find the most appropriate attorneys for their situations.
National Consumer Law Center
The National Consumer Law Center is the nation's consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers to use powerful and complex consumer laws to assure justice for vulnerable, low income Americans.
RSVP S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors And Law Together) is a team of RSVP volunteers and law enforcement officials that work together with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office to educate the public about senior safety, identity theft and scams.  

 

 

 


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