Consumer Protections, Scams and Fraud

Fraud, scams and identity theft are increasingly prevalent. Victimization can occur in a variety of areas of our lives including health care, sweepstake schemes sent through the mail and even home repair fraud. It is estimated that older persons account for up to 90% of all fraud victims. There are a variety of entities to investigate these circumstances. If you feel you have been a victim see the Illinois Department on Aging link for Looking Out for Fraud:

If you believe you have been a victim of a scam or want more information on how to protect yourself visit the State Medicare Patrol (SMP) at  or call AgeOptions for assistance: (800)699-9043.

Current Articles Indicating Scams and Fraud to Be Aware of:

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Bloomington, IL 61705-9327


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Fax: 309-829-6021

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Seniors may call toll free:
Phone: 1-800-888-4456