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  • Consumer Fraud and Abuse Protection for Seniors

    People of all ages constantly purchase goods and services -- houses, cars, clothing, personal services, medical care, food, and so on. Being a knowledgeable consumer has a positive impact on one's economic well-being. While most companies and businesses are legitimate, some are unscrupulous. It's estimated that telemarketing fraud costs Americans $40 billion a year and Georgians about $500 million a year. In addition to telemarketing fraud, there are scams and swindles connected to home repairs, contests and sweepstakes, charity drives, investment offers, insurance, and health care. Many of these scams are targeted to older adults. In Georgia the Department of Law's Consumer Protection Unit and the Secretary of State's office provide protection for Georgia consumers against telemarketing and other types of consumer fraud. Read More

  • Pet Ownership for the Elderly and Disabled in Public Housing

    This brochure discusses the pet rules that apply to residents who live in public housing designated for use by the elderly or those with disabilities. A different set of rules apply to residents of general public housing project. These rules do not apply if you are a person with a disability. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Tips for Consumers on Reverse Mortgages

    A reverse mortgage is a complex home loan for senior homeowners who have built up substantial equity in their property. In a reverse mortgage the lender loans you money based on the value of your home, the amount of equity you have in the home, and your age at the time of the loan application. Content Detail

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    National Consumer Law Center

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  • Consumer Fraud and Abuse Protection for Seniors

    People of all ages constantly purchase goods and services -- houses, cars, clothing, personal services, medical care, food, and so on. Being a knowledgeable consumer has a positive impact on one's economic well-being. While most companies and businesses are legitimate, some are unscrupulous. It's estimated that telemarketing fraud costs Americans $40 billion a year and Georgians about $500 million a year. In addition to telemarketing fraud, there are scams and swindles connected to home repairs, contests and sweepstakes, charity drives, investment offers, insurance, and health care. Many of these scams are targeted to older adults. In Georgia the Department of Law's Consumer Protection Unit and the Secretary of State's office provide protection for Georgia consumers against telemarketing and other types of consumer fraud. Read More