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NEVER put an ad in the paper looking for household help.

Do not respond to all of the inserts that come with your bills -- the small print may have you committing to long-term contracts that cost you money.

Avoid e-mail solicitations that promise coupons, etc.

Be careful about allowing employees in your home access to your checkbook or credit cards (even if you have implicit trust in them).

NEVER put an ad in the paper looking for household help.

Do not respond to all of the inserts that come with your bills -- the small print may have you committing to long-term contracts that cost you money.

Avoid e-mail solicitations that promise coupons, etc.

Be careful about allowing employees in your home access to your checkbook or credit cards (even if you have implicit trust in them).

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Senior Victim Advocate/Safety Phone Project Minimize

For the past 16 years the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc has operated the Senior Victim Advocate Program, funded by the Attorney General's Office. The program provides assistance to senior victims of crime. Services include crisis counseling, accompaniment to court related activities, criminal justice support, personal advocacy, referral to appropriate community resources, and assistance completing victim compensation forms. During 2011, 160 victims received assistance. With funding through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, this program also provides public education to prevent elder abuse, neglect and exploitation and identifies and assists victims of abuse. Over 4,400 individuals received information about elder abuse through this program during 2011.

An outgrowth of the Senior Victim Advocate Program, the Senior Safety Phone Project was created to enhance the safety and security of senior crime victims, as well as seniors who feel they are at risk. The project collects donated cell phones that are refurbished and distributed to seniors for use as emergency (911) cell phones.

For additional information, contact Cathy Stallings, Victim Advocate Coordinator at 727-570-9696, Ext. 259.

 

For the past 16 years the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc has operated the Senior Victim Advocate Program, funded by the Attorney General's Office. The program provides assistance to senior victims of crime. Services include crisis counseling, accompaniment to court related activities, criminal justice support, personal advocacy, referral to appropriate community resources, and assistance completing victim compensation forms. During 2011, 160 victims received assistance. With funding through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, this program also provides public education to prevent elder abuse, neglect and exploitation and identifies and assists victims of abuse. Over 4,400 individuals received information about elder abuse through this program during 2011.

An outgrowth of the Senior Victim Advocate Program, the Senior Safety Phone Project was created to enhance the safety and security of senior crime victims, as well as seniors who feel they are at risk. The project collects donated cell phones that are refurbished and distributed to seniors for use as emergency (911) cell phones.

For additional information, contact Cathy Stallings, Victim Advocate Coordinator at 727-570-9696, Ext. 259.

 

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COMPLIANCE HOTLINE

To report violations or concerns about compliance issues (including HIPAA regulations), call the Neighborly Compliance Hotline Number:

727-497-9150
Leave a message and ask for a return call. Or, if you wish, you may remain anonymous!


Please help us stay in compliance with our rules and regulations.

 

COMPLIANCE HOTLINE

To report violations or concerns about compliance issues (including HIPAA regulations), call the Neighborly Compliance Hotline Number:

727-497-9150
Leave a message and ask for a return call. Or, if you wish, you may remain anonymous!


Please help us stay in compliance with our rules and regulations.

 

Been scammed, defrauded, cheated or victimized? Minimize

for information about "Seniors vs. Crime" - a special project of the Florida Attorney General's Office

for information about "Seniors vs. Crime" - a special project of the Florida Attorney General's Office

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Stetson's Elder Consumer Protection Project Minimize

Stetson University College of Law has begun an Elder Consumer Protection Project.

for more information

Stetson University College of Law has begun an Elder Consumer Protection Project.

for more information

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Learn about the National Opt-Out Process Minimize

Are you receiving unwanted offers of credit or insurance?

You may want to remove your name from lists supplied by the Consumer Credit Reporting Companies: Equifax, Experian, Innovis, and TransUnion. You can do this online.

to go to a Web site where you may opt out for 5 years, opt out permanently, or opt back in at any time.

Or you may call
1-888-567-8688.


If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please dial 7-1-1 and refer the
Relay Operator to
1-800-821-9631.

Are you receiving unwanted offers of credit or insurance?

You may want to remove your name from lists supplied by the Consumer Credit Reporting Companies: Equifax, Experian, Innovis, and TransUnion. You can do this online.

to go to a Web site where you may opt out for 5 years, opt out permanently, or opt back in at any time.

Or you may call
1-888-567-8688.


If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please dial 7-1-1 and refer the
Relay Operator to
1-800-821-9631.

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