Fraud Facts For The New Year – Tips to help avoid scams from the Senior Medical Patrol (SMP)

LIFE POLICY LOCATOR – The Missouri Department of Insurance can help you find lost or missing life insurance policies for deceased relatives.

SOUTH CENTRAL PENSION RIGHTS PROJECT – The U.S. Administration on Aging has established a program to help people with retirement benefit issues. Read the entire story for more about this no cost service.

RETIRED BRAINS.COM – is a website that was founded in 2003 to provide information for older Americans about finances, retirement and estate planning, retirement jobs and fraud and scams. It is a resource for retirees, those planning for retirement and caregivers.

ALLIANCE FOR INVESTOR EDUCATION – This is website that is a service of the Alliance for Investor Education.  It is your link to information about your broker/investment advisor, 401(k) claims, places to report investment fraud or abuse, identity theft, how to choose an investment advisor and other valuable financial information.

MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL – CONSUMER PROTECTION – This official website provides important information from Missouri’s Attorney General on consumer protection programs for seniors to prevent  fraud and abuse, including home repair fraud <> , door-to-door sales <> , travel scams <>  and telemarketing fraud <> .  It is also your link to joining Missouri No Call list to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls.

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE – The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration offers valuable information and links for seniors on this website.  It includes a link to CLAIM for free assistance with Medicare questions, information on Medigap, long-term care insurance, auto insurance, homeowners and renters insurance and MissouriRX, prescription drug assistance.

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