Thursday, June 3, 2004

Original Will And Testament 1987 - Elder Planned Meticulously

The Elder Clara was a meticulous planner, even making her funeral arrangements ahead, Clara had planned ahead for her old age , drawing up Trust documents,Last Will and Testaments,Power of Attorney,Health Care Surrogate. Why has all these been bypassed in order to empty out her Trust ? Can we really look the other way!

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Government Resources

Federal Trade Commission The U.S. Government's central Web site for information about identity theft includes government reports and Congressional testimony, law enforcement updates, consumer alerts, and links to other sites with helpful information.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) IC3 allows users to file complaints online. Its Web site also offers statistics, scam alerts, and fraud prevention tips. The program is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.

Social Security Administration (SSA)SSA provides hotline numbers and information on how to work with credit bureaus and law enforcement agencies to reclaim your identity.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)–Criminal Division The Identity Theft and Fraud pages provide information about identity theft and fraud, what to do if you are a victim, and updates on DOJ responses to identity theft and fraud.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Through cooperation and partnerships, FinCEN combats money laundering domestically and internationally.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service The Identity Theft pages provide consumer tips, instructions on how to get off mailing lists and how to report unsolicited e-mail ("spam"), and links to information about identity theft and fraud.

U.S. Secret Service Financial Crimes Division The Secret Service investigates crimes associated with financial institutions, including bank fraud, access device fraud, telecommunications and computer crimes, fraudulent government and commercial securities, and electronic funds transfer fraud.

National Organizations

AARP AARP provides information about identity theft and how to protect yourself from it.

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) ITRC is a nonprofit consumer information, research, and advocacy organization that offers public education, prevention tips, victim information guides, and other resources, including:
Identity Theft: Stolen Futures—A new educational program to teach defensive identity theft consumer behavior for teens. A short and engaging video about identity theft is available in multiple formats in the Student and Teacher's Corner.

National Check Fraud Center The center provides assistance, information, and crime reporting information for counterfeit checks, forgery, check fraud, bank fraud, and white collar crimes.

National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) NFIC provides a toll-free hotline for consumers to get advice about telephone or e-mail solicitations and report possible telemarketing or Internet fraud to law enforcement agencies.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse The clearinghouse provides identity theft resources, consumer information, publications, and advocacy.

State PIRGs State Public Interest Research Groups are locally based organizations that fight threats to public health and well-being through investigative research, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and litigation.