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This website has been condensed and is no longer being updated as of November 28, 2016. Some resources previously available on this website may no longer be available. Content may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available. An upcoming 2017 website for the new National Center of Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) will provide an enhanced experience in access to national legal resource support in the priority legal issue areas currently featured on this site. The new NCLER Website will include access to:

  • Legal Basics Training and Advanced Training program
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NCLER experts are available now for case consultations in substantive legal issues and technical assistance on the enhancement of legal service delivery systems. Please Contact ncler@justiceinaging.org

General Scam Warnings and Updates

New Scams

Dreams Foreclosed: Saving Older Americans From Foreclosure Rescue Scams
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: Article
An overview of foreclosure rescue scams and legal challenges against the scams.

ID Theft

Consumer guide to ID Theft Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: PDF Article
Consumer Facts for Older Americans, Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Postal Inspection Service
Source: United States Postal Inspection Service
Content Type: Website
This site contains an updated list of scams, on going investigations and other consumer awareness information.

Automobile Fraud

Automobile Fraud, 2007
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: For Purchase Manual
Advocates’ guide to what they need to obtain rescission, treble damages, $1500 statutory damages, punitive damages, and attorney fees for numerous types of automobile frauds. Includes sample complaints, discovery requests, class action pleadings, jury instructions and much more. ($110, 636 pages).

Return to Sender: Getting Refund or Replacement for Your Lemon Car
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: For Purchase Manual
A consumer focused guide on how to return a defective vehicle to the manufacturer. ($16)

FTC Consumer Protection/Information
Source: Federal Trade Commission
Content Type: Website
Site includes consumer publications on specific automobile topics: Buying a Car, Financing, Leasing or Renting and Maintenance.

Healthcare Fraud

Fraud Prevention and Detection
Source: US Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Inspector General
Content Type: Website
Advisory opinions, alerts, with instructions, enforcement actions and instructions on reporting fraud.

Senior Medicare Patrol Program
Source: National Consumer Protection Technical Resource Center
Content Type: Website
Information for all state SMPs, a resource library (registration required) and updated information on the investigation of health care fraud.