The below links to other Internet sites are provided as a service to seniors, senior caregivers, and others concerned about the wellbeing of seniors. The links provided are to aid those individuals in securing information they might be seeking. These links are not endorsements of any products or services in such sites, and no information in such site has been endorsed or approved by this site.

Any non-profit or governmental entity is invited to link to these Seniors Vs Crime pages!  If you would like to have us consider providing a link to your site, please email us with the information. If any of these links cease to function properly we would appreciate your advising us so that any breakdown can be corrected as soon as possible.

Florida

Polk County Seniors Vs. Crime Web Site

Pam

One of the most highly visited sites on the Internet.  A wealth of consumer information.  Just under Consumer Information alone, You will find:

*       Searchable Database of Active Economic Crimes Investigations

*       What Florida Law Provides

*       How to File a Complaint or Check on a Business

*       Protecting Yourself from Consumer Fraud

*       Price Gouging Information

Jeff Atwater

Florida’s seniors are inundated with investment offers and requests for charitable contributions and are being exposed to targeted fraud opportunities. The result - financial decisions can be overwhelming. CFO Atwater is committed to ensuring seniors have the information they need about insurance and financial transactions, so they can stay on guard and ask the right questions to make sound financial decisions.

Florida House of Representatives.  Here, you can find out about what is happening in the Florida House and the Florida Legislature, including instant access to filed bills, bill analyses and amendments.

Florida Government Services DIRECTl   Florida Government Services Direct serves as Florida's billboard on the world wide web for access to Florida government. Provides a wealth of information including: Elder Citizen"s Guide to FL Nursing Homes,  Medicare Supplement & Insurance,  Dept. of Elder Affairs etc. and links to all Government offices. 

Division of Consumer Services  The Division has regulatory authority over some of Florida's business industries. These include: Business Opportunities, Motor Vehicle Repair Shops, Charitable Organizations, Florida Do Not Call, Dance Studios, Pawnshops, Health Studios (Gyms), Sellers of Travel, Intrastate Movers, Game Promotions, Telemarketing, and administers the Florida Lemon Law program in conjunction with the Florida Attorney General.  Florida Consumer E-Newsletter

Sexual Offenders/Predators Search  System
A Florida law requires the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to maintain an updated list of Registered Sexual Predators. This link provides access to that database. 

Can't find What your looking for? Use The Florida Government Information Locator Service is a virtual card catalog of government information  available on the Internet and beyond. Although the focus of the Locator is information from and about  Florida State government, they recognize the relationships between levels of government and include links to local and federal government resources as well.  

The Federation of Manufactured Home Owners of Florida, Inc., is a consumer advocacy association fighting to protect the rights of manufactured home owners in Florida. Visit http://www.fmo.org/

National

NAAP

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) was founded in 1907 to help Attorneys General fulfill the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions. NAAG’s mission is: "To facilitate interaction among Attorneys General as peers and to facilitate the enhanced performance of Attorneys General and their staffs." NAAG fosters an environment of "cooperative leadership," helping Attorneys General respond effectively - individually and collectively - to emerging state and federal issues. National Association of Attorneys General offers information on a national scope.

 Finance and Financial Fraud 

*       Department of Banking and Finance -

*       Fight Financial Fraud site -

The National Consumers League's National Fraud Information Center NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer's perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information.

Crimes-of-Persuasion.com  This fraud site shows how con artists will steal your savings and inheritance through telemarketing fraud, investment schemes and consumer scams. 

The National Crime Prevention Council's Online Resource Center. NCPC is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help America prevent crime and build safer, stronger communities. We invite you to explore this site for useful information about crime prevention, community building, comprehensive planning, and even fun stuff for kids!

SeniorPages.Com offers free information and links about issues for Seniors.

Internet ScamBusters Internet ScamBusters is a free, award winning, monthly e-zine to
help you protect yourself -- and your business -- from Internet scams, misinformation and hype.

Age of Reason .Com Over 5,000 Links to sites of interest to the over 50 age group

Friendly4Seniors.com searches the Internet to find useful sites for Seniors and their loved ones. 

The Seniors Coalition is a non-profit, 501c(4), non-partisan, education and  issue advocacy organization that represents the interests and concerns of  America's senior citizens at both the state and federal levels. 

SeniorSearch.com  A Search Directory exclusively for those over 50

For grandparents helping to raise their grandchildren and for anyone who wants to prevent crimes against children visit http://www.childlures.org/ and learn what you need  to teach them to protect them.

Internet Misinformation

The Internet is full of great opportunities and malicious rumors. Before you believe or pass on any information, bookmark the following websites and check out rumors and scams BEFORE you pass them on:

*       http://wwwtruthorfiction.com/

*       http://HoaxBusters.org/

*       http://www.symantec.com

*       http://www.snopes.com/

 

 



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