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Google is not calling you

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Have you gotten a robocall at work, telling you that you have to take action or your Google business listing will be removed? Or maybe even marked as permanently closed? That kind of thing could be tough for a business — if the threat was real. But those calls are not legit—and not from Google.
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Timeshare resale scheme preyed on older adults

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If you’re thinking about selling your timeshare through a resale company, research the company first. Read about this recent FTC case against Pro Timeshare Resales, and you’ll know why.
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New alert for Western Union refunds

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Did you lose money to a scam, wiring the money via Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017? If so, you might know that May 31 is the deadline for filing your claim to get money back from the FTC’s and the Department of Justice’s settlement with Western Union. With the deadline fast approaching, we know two things: (1) there will probably be a rush of last-minute filers; and (2) scammers will try to take advantage of the people filing claims.
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - A strong stigma still surrounds mental illness. That’s troubling when you look at just how many people are affected by mental health issues. That number is rising. According to a study conducted by Columbia University and the SUNY Graduate School of Public Health, depression diagnoses increased from 6.6% to 7.3% between 2005 and 2015. The […]Children’s Mental Illness on the Rise: How One Project Looks to Address This IssueAlec Bose
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Reporting on the safe use of health information technology (health IT) – especially the use of electronic health records (EHRs) – continues to be a challenge to many healthcare providers. While health IT adoption has increased significantly (as of 2015, 96 percent of hospitals and 78 percent of office-based physicians had certified EHRs), usability and the ease-of-reporting concerns remain.The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has long championed the safe use of health IT,...
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| Categories: Health IT | Tags: Electronic Health & Medical Records | View Count: (506)
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Work-at-home scams lead to business coaching schemes

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In the business world, “leads” refer to the contact information of potential customers. In the scam world, it means the same thing. While scammers find their targets in all kinds of ways, one method is to go to people who have already been victims of a related scheme. The FTC has sued lots of scammers who have sold these kinds of bogus programs and services.
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Increasing Both Awareness and Compliance During Mental Health Month
This month, organizations across the country are working to educate the public, provide mental health resources, and fight the stigma associated with mental illness as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. For healthcare professionals, this month can serve as a good time to review healthcare compliance regulations, such as HIPAA, that apply to mental health care and patient mental health information.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HHS, OCR, CDC, SAMHSA, NIMH, HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Compliance, Mental Health, HIPAA Covered Entities, Continuing Education | View Count: (820)
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A scam story: Secret shopping and fake checks

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Scammers need a good story to get to your wallet. Once they find one that works, they use it again and again. One of their old favorites brings together fake checks and secret shopping, and we’ve been hearing a lot about it lately.
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Update for Amazing Wealth System

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The FTC recently sued the companies and individuals responsible for the Amazing Wealth System, which ran ads and held live workshops promoting a business opportunity scheme. This update for people who paid Amazing Wealth System explains how to add their name to the FTC case, what to do with their paperwork and more.
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Western Union team honored for Service to America

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Getting money back from the Western Union settlement is a big deal for people who lost money to a scam. And that case is a big deal to both the FTC and the Department of Justice (DOJ) and their case teams. In fact, those teams were just honored as a finalist in the 2018 Services to America Medals, known as the Sammies.
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