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Data Shows Fraud Complaints on the Rise in Michigan

by Miles Morley, MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison The Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) has released their 2015 Data Book. CSN is a database of consumer identity theft and fraud complaints. The complaints are gathered from federal agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Internal Revenue Service, state law enforcement organizations, such as the Michigan Office of the Attorney General, and non-governmental … Continue reading Data Shows Fraud Complaints on the Rise in Michigan

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Prevention is possible. Sexual violence prevention requires many voices and roles.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Alexis Ringman, Project Administrator April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact, including words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. Nearly 1 in 5 women and … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Elder Law of Michigan Helps in the Fight Against Elder Abuse

by Teresa Elliott, MiCAFE Student Intern As the new student intern at ELM, I had the opportunity to attend an elder abuse prevention training event in Jackson, MI. ELM’s Vice President, Ron Tatro, conducted the training that was targeted toward professionals who have regular contact with older adults. The objective of the training was to increase awareness of elder abuse and to expand knowledge of … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan Helps in the Fight Against Elder Abuse

Lottery Scams over the Phone

by Miles Morley, MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison This is part six of a recurring series on the most common types of fraud reported in the Consumer Sentinel Network’s 2014 Data Book for the State of Michigan. The fifth most common fraud category for the state of Michigan is that of prizes, sweepstakes, and lotteries fraud. The Consumer Sentinel Network’s 2014 Data Book defines these frauds as … Continue reading Lottery Scams over the Phone

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PREVNT: Elder Justice Task Force

by Ron Tatro, Vice President This post is part four of a series of blog posts covering Elder Law of Michigan’s efforts and partnerships to prevent elder abuse across Michigan. In May, we shared with you the third of four segments within our elder abuse project called the PREVNT Initiative (Prevent Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Neglect, Exploitation Today). This month we are excited to … Continue reading PREVNT: Elder Justice Task Force

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

by Skye Felsing, Project Administrator, PREVNT Initiative World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. WEAAD is held each year to “provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising … Continue reading World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Banks and Lender Scams and Complaints

by Miles Morley, Legal Assistant This is part five of a recurring series on the most common types of fraud reported in the Consumer Sentinel Network’s 2014 Data Book for the State of Michigan. Banks and Lender Scams accounted for five percent of all complaints from Michigan Residents and a total of 3,566 complaints in the Consumer Sentinel Network’s 2014 Data Book. These types of scams … Continue reading Banks and Lender Scams and Complaints