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Resources to Prevent Frauds and Scams

U.S Department of Justice
Identify Theft & Identify Fraud
U.S. Secret Service
Protecting Yourself
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Common Fraud Schemes - as well as tips to help prevent you from being victimized
Internet Fraud - tips for protecting your computer, the risk of peer-to-peer systems, the latest e-scams and warnings, and Internet fraud schemes.
Protecting Your Kids - advice and information to help protect your children from dangers lurking in both the online and offline worlds. Learn how to contact us and report child abductions and sexual exploitation.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Consumer Information / Scam Alerts - What to know and do about scams in the news.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Tax Scams / Consumer Alerts
Is the IRS Calling?
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
NJ Fighting Fraud Program

Resources For Children and Their Families

Missing Children
Publications provide information, resources, and technical assistance for families and the professionals who serve them.
Child Sexual Exploitation
Publications provide information, resources, and technical assistance related to child sexual exploitation
Internet Safety Tips
Basic Internet safety tips to help parents protect their children online
Child Safety and Prevention
Publications providing information related to child safety and prevention topics.
BAM! Body and Mind
An informative, friendly and game oriented site provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is geared towards children and the challenges they face; topics include Safety, Getting Along, Bullying, Decision Making, Physical Activity and Nutrition.
This site addresses areas of concerns specific to girls; topics include Safety, Staying Safe in Relationships, Feelings, STDs & Sex, Bullying, Drugs Alcohol & Smoking, Fitness and Nutrition.
A kids' portal, for Kids & Teens K-8, that provides a safe place to learn and play. It links kids, parents and teachers to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.
Tools for kids, teens, parents, educators and the community to identify, prevent and respond to bullying.


Resources For Seniors

U.S Department of Justice - Elder Justice Initiative
Victims, Families, & Caregivers - recognizing the types of abuse when it happens to you or someone you care for.

Administration on Aging (AoA)
What if I Suspect Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation
Middlesex County Project Lifesaver Program link to brochure
A cooperative program with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office & Office of Aging & Disabled Services that assists families with special needs family members.  It is available FREE to eligible county residents, age 5 and older, who have a history of wandering due to illness or disability (for example Autism, Alzheimer's disease). The person in need is given a bracelet which contains a tracking device utilized by the Sheriff’s Office in the event they become lost or missing.


Beware of Skimmer Devices

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