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Stetson College of Law Targets Elder Crime listen

04/21/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Florida’s elderly are suffering abuse from all directions: family members and sneaky neighbors steal their money and valuables; cyber-thieves scam elderly for their pass-codes; crafty telemarketers trick the elderly into charging bogus goods and services onto their credit cards. Yesterday, Stetson University College of Law hosted its Elder Consumer Protection Expo to help seniors arm themselves against crime and abuse.

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Fraud prevention workshop focuses on seniors listen

06/02/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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As the economy sinks deeper into recession, fraud against citizens remains a concern. For that reason, the Federal Trade Commission and the office of Sen. Mel Martinez held a fraud prevention workshop this morning at the new Town 'N Country Senior Center.

Claudene Hicks, 80, was a victim of telemarketing fraud which added charges to her phone bill. But she was able to clear up the matter by going to a consumer protection agency.

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Florida targeting debt relief scams listen

10/15/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that his office has filed charges against fivve debt relief organizations, and is investigating five others for what he calls credit scams.

At a news conference in Tallahassee this morning, McCollum said the state has received more than 1,400 complaints about debt relief organizations, a 62 percent increase from a year ago. McCollum said there were several organizations in the Tampa Bay area that his office was investigating.

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