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elder abuse costing families up to $36 billion yearly

admin July 4, 2018
Elder Abuse

Elder abuse and fraud (senior scams) is impacting the elderly and their immediate families in worrying numbers. Studies illustrate the impact that the fraud is having annually. The true cost of exploitation is estimated to range from $3 billion upwards to $36 billion yearly. Unfortunately many instances of elder abuse go unreported and therefore exact numbers are difficult to quantify….

Ammunitions background check legislation proposed for buyers

admin April 5, 2018
Background Check

The Ammunitions Background Check Act of 2018 has recently been introduced. The Act proposed by Wasserman (D-FL) and Blumenthal (D-CT) would require a background check for anyone purchasing ammunition. What’s being put forward is that ammunition should fall within the same criteria as firearms. The act is seen as a robust and committed measure to closing the loophole and reducing…

background checks for caregivers settlement agreed with Massachusetts state and Care.com

admin March 5, 2018
Background Check

A settlement In excess of $480,000 has been agreed by Care.com for misleading consumers over its background checks for caregivers. By way of restitution the settlement addresses the shortfalls in background checks for caregivers that fell far short of what families thought they were getting. Those that pay for peace of mind should receive what they pay for. The Assurance…

Nics gun check failings, lapses, missing records and fixes

admin February 28, 2018
Background Check

The Nics gun check system primarily functions to keep firearms away from individuals deemed dangerous. However it’s parameters are well defined and can not legislate for ifs, buts and early warning signs. Along with the South Florida shooter’s distorted online presence, racist ramblings and perverse bravado he still passed a Nics gun check to secure his semi automatic rifle within…

california arrest records for marijuana wiped

admin February 11, 2018
Arrest Records

California arrest records have been wiped for those residents with previous convictions for marijuana. This follows an initiative back in 2016 whereby voters had backed to de-criminalise the use of marijuana (recreational use). Thousands could now have their pot convictions wiped (misdemeanor) automatically while thousands more could see their felony charges re-categorized. The district attorney for San Francisco announced the…

Phone records surveillance re authorised under FISA Section 702

admin February 3, 2018
Phone Records

Phone records surveillance, emails and communications to be re authorised under FISA Section 702. This was decided (without warrant) in order to collect detail on foreigners. The House of Representatives voted to extend and expand Section 702. It came to light in 2013 that millions of electronic communications and phone records were being legally collected by the National Security Agency…