This week’s Fraud Alert features news of the recent nationwide health care fraud takedown, including the multiple fraud indictments in Illinois.
Archive | June, 2015
We’ve all heard the ads saying that 15 minutes can save you 15%. Some ads claim to save you more in even less time. Well, the FTC can save you lots of headaches in about a minute and a half. We recently released new short videos explaining the basics about three topics that affect millions of us:
Safety is a big concern for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Whether it’s dealing with wandering, dangers in the home, or difficulties with driving, the National Institute on Aging’s ADEAR Center has information to help you reduce the risk of injury and keep the person safe.
If you shop online — and who doesn’t? — you might notice that some websites let you pay with bitcoins. Virtual or crypto currencies like Bitcoin can be a fast way to pay online, or in person with a mobile app.
But using virtual currencies comes with risk. Their value goes up and down — sometimes sharply — depending on demand. In addition, payments made with virtual currencies aren’t reversible and don’t have the same legal protections as some traditional payment methods. Once you hit send, you can’t get your money back unless the seller agrees. That’s why it’s important to know who you’re buying from and what policies they have regarding refunds, returns, and disputes.
You see the ads on TV, in the newspaper, and online. They push the benefits of a reverse mortgage for homeowners over 62: pay off your existing mortgage, supplement your income, pay for healthcare expenses, and more. But is a reverse mortgage right for you? That depends. While a reverse mortgage may increase your monthly income, it can put your retirement security at risk if you’re not careful.
Don’t let kids go hungry this summer. Just because school is out doesn’t mean they can’t get the same free or reduced-cost meals they rely on during the school year. In fact, any kid or teen 18 and under can eat for free at designated summer meals sites across the country. But too many families don’t know, or don’t take advantage of the program.
The attorneys and staff are sponsoring, and participating in this 5K race, which supports Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Registration: please go to http://www.cvls.org
In connection with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services’ Adult Protection Services Project, our attorneys assist, pro bono, the Cook County Adult Protective Services Agencies with their abuse, neglect and financial exploitation cases.