Suffering a catastrophic injury - the pain, suffering and long recovery - is difficult enough. For some, such injuries can cause lasting damage, so much so that a return to work may not be possible. When this is the case, many people turn to social security disability insurance to provide much needed financial support as a way of addressing the financial ramifications of the loss of work-based income.
Truck drivers who make long distance trips may feel the pull to reach for their phones or other devices to pass the time while driving. Obviously this is very dangerous to do in any vehicle, but the results can be catastrophic when it’s a driver behind the wheel of an 80,000 pound semi-truck.
Nursing home abuse happens across Alabama, with neglect being one of the most common forms. But, it is also one of the most unrecognized. There is a wide variety of information that can be found online detailing ways to identify these crimes. Many state and non-profit organizations offer resources to better educate the public on how to identify and report nursing home issues.
A well-known drug used to treat hypertension and heart failure has recently been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration citing the discovery of a cancer-causing ingredient. Valsartan, which is the generic name for Diovan, has been prescribed around the world, with the most recent recall affecting 20 European nations, as well as the U.S. and Canada.
In the fifth and final installment of our consumer fraud series, we are going to discuss high yield investment fraud. Although it can happen to anyone, this type of fraud is more common among those in a higher income class. In addition, victims can be non-profits, charitable organizations, or even municipalities. The reason is that those individuals or organizations are more likely to show interest in a high yield investment opportunity.
So far in our consumer fraud series we have learned about three different types of fraud: identity theft, phishing, and cashier's check fraud. We know that there are numerous ways scammers can steal information and use it for fraudulent purposes, and we have identified some specific scenarios in which the theft could take place. This week, we are going to focus on a fourth type of fraud known as fictitious or unauthorized banking.