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.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Investigates health care insurance complaints.
Health Care Hotline: 1-877-305-5145, 1-800-964-3013 (TTY).
Illinois Department of Public Health
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
For more information on preventing fraud, contact the Senior HelpLine.