“Nationally, of the 60+ age cohort, 1 in 10 adults experience some form of mistreatment each year.” National Center on Elder Abuse
“For every case of reported elder abuse, neglect or exploitation, about […]
Check out the Policy in Action story about CAP by UVM Today.
At the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP), we always get a bit nostalgic during graduation season. It is a time of passage as we bid farewell to […]
Health is very important. To stay healthy, we may get the urge to try new health care products or medicine without knowing a lot about them. Unfortunately, health care scams loom. Below is what you should know […]
When you gather for Town Meeting day to tackle issues in your community, take a moment to spread the message about scams. By having a conversation with our neighbors, together we can work to stop scams. […]
Vermonters filed 5,471 scam reports with the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) in 2018 according to the Attorney General’s list of top 10 most commonly reported scams of the year. This amo […]
As Vermonters, we are familiar with cold temperatures. It gets cold here in the winter. That’s why access to heat is so important. The Vermont Attorney General’s office is charged with seeing that companies rema […]
As a little girl, I fondly remember watching my dad open scores of charitable solicitations some containing gifts of greeting cards or address labels, others with a simple request to help their cause. This […]
Under the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, credit freezes are free of charge to anybody, regardless of whether or not they are victims of identity theft. This new law requires […]
As a state, we learned about the importance of storm preparedness in the wake of Irene. We are fortunate not to experience such disaster regularly. We express heartfelt concern for those devastated by the e […]
August marks the close of the summer with school days just around the corner. For many, this means a lot of shopping must be done. From school supplies to sizing-up clothes, it’s back to school and retail sh […]
We’ve had some nice days here in Vermont. Though most people may not greet a sunshiny day with concern about ultraviolet (UV) protection, it is something we must be mindful about. UV radiation comes from the sun […]
Last Friday, on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, our office made an important announcement: we launched a new unit focused on protecting older Vermonters. It’s called the Elder Protection Initiative, or EPI. […]
Last week our office sent out the first scam alert through the VT Alert System to warn Vermonters about an active utility disconnection phone scam (listen to the alert here).
This exciting program started three […]