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Chapter 16 Financial Crime

Additional Resources

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Federal Trade Commission. n.d. "Straight Talk About Telemarketing." Brochure.

Gibson, M. January 1990. Managed Health Network.

Karmen, A. 1990. Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

McGowen, D. 1993. Recovery of Damages for Crimes and Intentional Wrongs. Westport, CT: Law Press.

Office of the Attorney General. 1980. National Practices for the Investigation and Prosecution of White Collar Crime, Report to the Attorney General. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.

Powers, P. December 1989. The Indirect Affect of the Crime of Bank Robbery on Productivity in the Financial Community. Washington, DC: U.S. Attorney's Office.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service at 800-388-2227 has locations nationwide.

The Elder Locator Services Hotline at 800-677-1116 can assist in finding various kinds of elder services in most communities throughout the U.S.

Contact these agencies in writing to have your name removed from many mailing lists and phone lists (frequently used by telemarketers:

Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Telephone Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 9014
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Contact these credit reporting agencies to request credit reports or report fraudulent activity:
Equifax 800-685-1111
Experian (Update Alert: The new number is 888-397-3742)
Trans Union 800-888-4213

Also, state Attorney General Offices, county Legal Aid Associations, consumer protection agencies and some county or state bar associations (for elders) may have programs which may assist victims of fraud schemes, or provide information on avoiding scams.

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Chapter 16 Financial Crime June 2002
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