Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00
Last week at the Glen Cove Senior Center, Nassau County Legislator Diane Yatauro (D-Glen Cove) participated in a press conference held by NY State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to announce the results of an investigation by his office. The investigation was focused on predatory health care lending which targets senior citizens and susceptible patients. Some of these lenders claimed a particular credit card had “no interest” when it actually carried retroactive interest of over 25 percent if not paid in full during a promotional period. The scam severely affected many Nassau County senior citizens who were also unknowingly charged up front for services they never received.
Legislator Yatauro said, “It was an honor to stand with Attorney General Cuomo who uncovered this vicious insurance scam. This scam seems to have hit hardest on our senior citizen population, the most vulnerable segment of our society. We are fortunate to have an attorney general who works hard to protect all New Yorkers.”