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HELOISE Stay safe from fraud with new info



Published: Tue, July 5, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Dear Readers: It seems like every time you turn around these days, there's a new scam or fraud that you have to watch out for! And too often, senior citizens who have spent a lifetime working hard and saving for retirement are the targets. My friends in Pueblo, Colo., who for years have provided helpful government information, have put together a new package of publications that will help you and your loved ones be safe! Check out the list below, and order your free package today. Supplies are limited. You can send your request to: Heloise, Pueblo, CO 81009; call (888) 8PUEBLO (that's 888-878-3256) and ask for the free Heloise package; or go online to pueblo.gsa.gov and click on "Heloise." Get this great, free package from the General Services Administration's Federal Citizen Information Center today.

The following is a list of the brochures:

U66 Ways to Save Money, from the Consumer Literacy Consortium.

UGoing Wireless: A Consumer Guide to Choosing Cellular Service, from Sprint and the National Consumers League.

UHome Sweet Home Improvement, from the Federal Trade Commission.

UOnline Security and Safety Tips, from Microsoft.

UVariable Annuities: What You Should Know, from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

UA Guide to Disability Rights, from the Department of Justice.

UConsumer Protection: A Guide to Your Rights and Choices, from AARP.

U2005 Consumer Action Handbook, from the Federal Citizen Information Center.

UIdentity Theft: Reduce Your Risk, from American Express.

UReady to Move? from the Department of Transportation.

UCaring for an Aging Loved One, from the MetLife Consumer Education Center.

UThe Basics of Risk Scoring, from Experian.

UMedicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare's New Preventive Benefits, from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

UPutting Telephone Scams on Hold, from the Federal Trade Commission.

UConsumer Information Catalog, from the Federal Citizen Information Center.

Take a few minutes to order this information today! Heloise

Dear Heloise: I read the hint about making sure that car headlights and taillights are cleaned when windshields are cleaned. Bear in mind, however, that while windshields are made of glass, almost all modern-day vehicles use headlight and taillight covers made from plastic. If care is not taken when cleaning these plastic lenses, a rough brush might severely scratch the plastic, and instead of simply having dirty lenses, one might find them scratched to the point that they need to be replaced. Sheldon, via e-mail

Dear Heloise: When I heard that my good everyday dishes were being discontinued, I went to an online auction site and had no trouble finding replacements for the dishes. Of course I got extras, but now I know I will always be able to get more there. You can get one piece of a set. Marge Sheeder, via e-mail

These sites are great for finding replacements for china, crystal and even silverware! Heloise

XSend a money-saving or time-saving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, or you can fax it to (210) HELOISE or e-mail it to Heloise@Heloise.com.

King Features Syndicate




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