Elder Abuse Resource Guide
Resources to Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse
Remember to always be alert if you are contacted by someone requesting personal information. Never, under any circumstances, give any portion of your credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers to a caller.
If you suspect fraud, call the SB County DA’s Office Elder Fraud Line:
https://www.countyofsb.org/da/poweragainstfraud.html more information
Remove your name from direct mail lists.
Send your name, address and $1 to:
P.O. Box 643 Carmel, NY 10512 www.dmachoice.org
Remove your name from telemarketing lists; sign-up for the National Do Not Call Registry.
Register online at www.donotcall.gov
Remove the name of a deceased family member from
direct mail lists.
Sign up for Deceased Do Not Contact
Remove yourself from pre-approved offers of credit
If you prefer not to receive pre-approved offers of credit, you can opt out of such offers
by calling 1-888-5 OPT OUT (1-888-567-8688).
Or log onto: www.optoutprescreen.com
Remove Unwanted E-mail and Internet Ads
If you would like to remove your email address from unwanted
e-mail or Internet ads, log onto: www.dmachoice.org
Annual Credit Reports: Obtain a free copy of your credit report
Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, all consumers are entitled to free annual credit reports from the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion
to help insure there is no inaccurate information or unusual activity on your account.
It is safe to give your SSN on these sites.
To order your free credit report, go to the government-mandated site: www.annualcreditreport.com
If you do not have internet access, call 1-877-322-8228 to request your credit report.
DO NOT use this web site: freecreditreport.com This website will charge you!
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