Whether it’s at the coffee shop or the airport, connecting to free public Wi-Fi on your laptop, smartphone or tablet is a convenient way to catch up on emails or do a little web surfing. But that convenience sometimes comes at a cost: hackers and identity thieves can exploit these open connections to steal your personal and financial information.
What do Oprah Winfrey, Paris Hilton, Tiger Woods, Ted Turner and even Franklin Delano Roosevelt have in common? All these famous people (and many, many more) have had their identity stolen or been victims of credit card fraud.
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With an estimated 4 million victims a year, it’s a good bet that domestic violence — and it’s devastating consequences to the women, men, children, relatives, friends and even co-workers of those involved — will touch the life of every single American at some point in time.
The US Senate Special Committee on Aging recently held hearings on elder abuse. A 90-year old man testified that his step-son withheld food and medicine from him and his wife, verbally abused them and terrorized them so severely that they were virtually prisoners in their own home. Shockingly, the man testifying was well known actor Mickey Rooney and experts estimate that millions of elder Americans are victims of abuse and neglect every year–many, many, many of them mentally impaired and unable to speak up for themselves.
If You’ve Been a Victim of Crime, Know Your Rights – & – Electronic Pickpocketing: How to Protect Against It – & – Pepper Spray: Making Men Cry for Years: Air Date 4/06/11
Knowing your rights if you’re a crime victim saved one man more than $100,000 in medical bills. To commemorate Crime Victims Rights Week, which is April 10-16, Susan Bartelstone about Victim Compensation Programs–and listen good, because all 50 states have them.