Fraud & Crimes Against Seniors
Los Angeles District Attorney's Office's
Web site offers valuable advice to prevent crimes targeting
|Home burglary, purse snatch & avoiding false friends|
|Personal relationships, caretaker fraud|
|Re-victimizing fraud victims|
|Living trust frauds|
|Pyramid & Ponzi fraud|
|Staged auto accidents|
|Real estate fraud|
You can reach the District Attorney Web site at:
This page also provides links to useful consumer information sites.
State License Board
|Call before you hire a contractor or sign a contract for home
|Call for general advice or a free publication.|
|Call to verify the information provided by the bidding contractor.|
|Call to check on a contractor's license and bond status.|
|If you need to file a complaint, call and ask for a copy of |
"A consumer guide to filing construction complaints"
and the complaint form.
|Visit the Web site at: |
of California Department of Insurance
T.D.D. 1(800) 482-4TDD
L.A. Area and Out of State:
Call for information on:
If you are considering any changes, call for a helpful
booklet before you make a decision.
Theft and Privacy Guides
Extensive information on Identity theft and privacy rights can
be found on these Web sites:
Bet Tzedek Legal
Bet Tzedek (The
House of Justice) offers many services services to assist seniors at
Protecting nursing home patients' rights
Long Term Care issues
Conservatorships & Guardianships
Durable Powers of Attorney for Health
Care & Finances
Patients' rights and quality of care
Elder abuse and neglect
Challenging substandard housing
Preventing home equity fraud against the
Unlawful debt collection
Defending the rights of the disabled
Obtaining reparations for Holocaust
Assisting Alzheimer's patients and their
No legal information is given over the phone. For more information go
to the Bet Tzedek Web site
. The site offer many links to other valuable Web sites related to
consumer protection when you click on Helpful Links.
Trade Commission Consumer Protection
Uncle Sam's consumer portal offers a host of primers on solving
problems, plus an online complaint form.
Check with the BBB for company reports, consumer tips, and information
on local chapters.
World's Consumer Agencies and Organizations
offers dozens of links to watchdog groups, both public and private.