Scams & Fraud
On May 24, AARP celebrated the signing of SB 770, Residential Loan Alternative Agreements, into law. This will protect homeowners from the predatory practice of filing unfair real estate fee agreements in property records, known as Non-Title Record Agreements for Personal Service (NTRAPS). The purchase of a home is often the most important investment a person will make, and this new law will provide additional safeguards to ensure this investment is protected against predatory business practices like NTRAPS.
Florida is no stranger to hurricane and scam artists. Natural disasters often bring an influx of con artists ready to take advantage of suffering and confusion.
Although hackers have many of methods at their disposal to invade our privacy and steal our personal information, there are various actions that we can take to protect ourselves when we access and use the internet.
Please share this information with any friends and family in the Sunshine State!
Florida property owners, listen up: The rules have changed on how you can get your home repaired after a hurricane or other natural disaster by letting a contractor deal directly with your insurance company.
Florida lawmakers adopted a slew of healthcare bills that will help Florida consumers save on prescription drugs and gain easier access to their doctors. For ratepayers who get their electrical power from investor-owned utilities (FPL, Duke, TECO, Gulf Power, FPUC), lawmakers ignored calls from consumer groups, AARP Florida included, and pushed through legislation that will increase consumers’ monthly bills. We breakdown the top issues AARP Florida tracked.
AARP Florida's primary concerns are that bill allows the increasing rates from what is already allowed and lacks sufficient underwriting protections. Additionally, there is no restriction against add-ons fees, which inevitably will be attached and significantly increase the cost to consumers.
Hurricane Recovery: Do Not Sign Over 'Assignment of Benefits' Until You Have Done Thorough Background Checks on Contractors
Homeowners beware! Unscrupulous contractors are conning residents into surrendering their home insurance policy claim rights and benefits. In the wake of Hurricane Michael, these instances are sure to grow.
Survey: Medicare Beneficiaries at Risk from Card-Replacement Scams
A Florida AARP member has alerted the association to a new scam, in which a door-to-door sales representative pretending to be from AARP visited a Sunshine State manufactured-home park selling an electronic “medical alert system.”
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