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White House Announces Coordinated Effort To Combat Elder Financial Abuse

Posted on 06/18/2012 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsHealth and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday that a coordinated federal effort has been put in place to address the devastating and increasing problem of elder financial abuse. At a White House forum on elder abuse and financial exploitation, Sebelius says a $5.5 million grant under the Affordable Care Act will be used to create a federal elder justice coordination team, including officials from the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). That team will examine previously “fragmented” elder abuse initiatives …

Phone Cramming – The Scamming Epidemic Sweeping Illinois

Posted on 03/1/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Money & SavingsGood morning everyone – Jenn here from the communications team.  Wanted to give you all a heads up on a really shady practice going on in Illinois (and other states) called phone cramming. What is phone cramming you ask?  No it’s not when you threaten to do something unmentionable with your teenager’s phone if you see them texting one more time under the dinner table… Ever received a call to renew your free online yellow pages listing for a listing …