Consumer Resources

RAGE AGAINST SCAMS PRESENTATIONS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY POSTPONED FOR APPROXIMATELY 8 WEEKS.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES. 

  • POSTPONED:   Rage Against Scams -For Teens – @Willcox Public Library
  • POSTPONED:  Rage Against Scams -For Small Businesses- @ SV Small Business Development Center 2600 E. Wilcox Dr. 
  • PENDING/POSSIBLY POSTPONED: Fri. May 1st, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM. Rage Against Scams for Everyone @ Sierra Vista Public Library. 
  • To book a private workshop at your place of business, church, or community center, please contact Kristin Gray 520-452-3069 or kgray@ascu.org

 

BEST RESOURCE FOR SCAMS:  WWW.FTC.GOV

 

REPORTING AGENCIES FOR FRAUD, SCAMS, FINANCIAL ELDER ABUSE

Report All Scam Complaintswww.ftc.gov/complaint

Report Identity Theft:   www.ftc.gov/IdentityTheft

Report Non-internet scams:   www.fbi.gov/tips

Report Local Scams:   www.azag.gov

Report to your local Law Enforcement Agency

Report Internet Crime:   www.IC3.gov

Report Social Security Fraud  www.ssa.gov   (type “fraud” in the search box):

Report Mail Theft or Fraud Involving US Mail:  www.uspis.gov/report/

Report a Lost or Stolen Passport:  travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

National Elder Fraud Hotline: 1-833-372-8311

Report Elder Financial Abuse or Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult:   877-SOS-ADULT

 

FREEZE YOUR CREDIT  Freezing your credit is permanent until you lift the freeze.  This helps prevent con artists from getting your credit report and applying for credit in your name without your knowledge.  It does not affect your credit rating.  If you need to apply for credit, you will have to lift the freeze first, apply, then re-freeze.  You must freeze at all of the agencies below.

 

OPT-OUT OF MAIL/EMAIL AND CURB CREDIT CARD OFFERS

 

CURB UNWANTED CALLS  www.DoNotCall.gov

 

TAXPAYER GUIDE TO IDENTITY THEFT:  https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/taxpayer-guide-to-identity-theft

 

CONSUMER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Top Scams in Your Area: https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/publications/2018-06/Top_Consumer_Scams.pdf

Consumer Education:  www.consumerfinance.gov

Consumer Tips:   www.consumer.ftc.gov

Verify Medical Insurance Licenses:   www.insurance.az.gov

Watch Scam Prevention Videos from the FTC:  www.consumer.ftc.gov/media

Latest Scams and Fraud Education:  www.ftc.gov

Money Management Resourceshttps://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/adult-financial-education/tools-and-resources/#money-management

GET A LIFECARE PACKET  azag.gov/seniors/life-care-planning

You can now register your life care packet at the Arizona State Attorney General’s Office.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

SEAGO South East Arizona Governments Organization Area Agency on Aging

 

DES SERVICES INCLUDE Home Care program, In Home services, Home Delivered and Congregated Meals, SHIP, Transportation, Wellness program, Caregiver program, Case management, and more.

 

SHIP – State Health Insurance Assistance Program 

 

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.:   https://www.sazlegalaid.org

 

SIERRA VISTA COMMUNITY ACTIVITY RESOURCES

 

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