Looking Out for Fraud
Health care related fraud siphons off billions of dollars that could provide much needed services. Fraud can occur in both community and facility health care settings.
Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
Investigates long-term care facility complaints related to Medicaid Fraud, Abuse and/or Neglect.
To report Medicaid Fraud, Abuse or Neglect, call 1-888-557-9503.
Investigates health care insurance complaints.
Health Care Hotline: 1-877-305-5145, 1-800-964-3013 (TTY).
Hearing Aid Consumer Protection Program offers protection from fraudulent dispensary practices.
Consumer complaints and inquiries: 1-800-545-2200, 1-800-547-0466 (TTY).
Protecting Your Money
Elders are the principle target of con artists, sweepstake fraud schemes, and home repair fraud operators. By some estimates, older persons account for 90% of all fraud victims. Seniors are thought to lose tens of billions of dollars to fraud every year.
Crime and Consumer Fraud
Illinois Department on Aging
Provides free brochures on how to prevent fraud and avoid being the victim of con games. Contact the Senior HelpLine.
Investigates consumer fraud and crime against the elderly, and provides information on types of fraud and how to prevent them.
Consumer Fraud Hotline: 1-800-386-5438; 1-800-964-3013 (TTY).
Fights telemarketing fraud by improving prevention and enforcement.
Hotline:1-800-876-7060 (toll–free nationwide)
Provides information on types of fraud and how to prevent them.
Postal Crime Hotline: 1-800-654-8896.
For more information on preventing fraud, contact the Senior HelpLine.