Protecting the elderly from ID Theft
Shapiro Hurst & Associates LLC and National Advocacy Alliance is contributing the knowledge acquired from more than 20 years of experience, with credit and finance including extensive experience with ID theft and fraud cases as part of our corporate philanthropy. Bringing a significant value to the Senior Community through education.
- No Cost Education Programs Supporting the Community.
- Resources and Robust Programs in Place.
- Strong Support Staff.
- ID Theft and Fraud Expertise.
- Exceptional Reputation.
- The Intended Use of These Programs is Solely for The Purpose of Contribution and Can Be Redistributed at Any Time.
What is Identity Theft and Why is It Important?
The theft or misuse of personal identifying information in order to gain something of value or facilitate other criminal activity.
- The Elderly
- People with Disabilities
- The Mentally Ill
Government documents or benefits fraud can account for more than 50% of the registered complaints in a state, which puts our seniors and veterans in a high-risk category to become victims.
This crisis doesn’t have social discrimination and puts our most vulnerable citizens at risk.
Taking a proactive community stance and educating our senior community, care givers, families and co-workers on what they can do to protect themselves and their families, will make an authentic difference in their quality of life, and help protect them from the areas that fraud and ID theft can affect.
Areas Affected by ID Theft & Fraud
- Criminal charges filed in their name.
- Utility company accounts being opened with their information.
- Government benefits being misdirected.
- Credit cards opened in their name.
- Student loans opened in their name.
- Apartment and housing rentals.
- Investment accounts.
- Bankruptcy filed in their name.
- Tax identity theft
- Medical identity theft
- Bank accounts opened in their names.
- Education on why the senior community is targeted.
- Understanding of common emotional and financial impact of fraud.
- Convey knowledge of the proper steps to take for proactively protecting credit and preventing ID theft and fraud.
- In the case of fraud, providing an easy checklist of steps to take and the proper forms to file with relevant agencies. (Federal Trade Commission, Social Security Administration, IRS, credit bureaus and creditors. Including, how to detect medical fraud and how to request and/or correct your medical records.)
- Understanding the basic principals of how credit really works and how it can significantly effect their finances and cost of living.
- Rights of Identity theft victims.