Senior Guide

The 2013 edition of DATCP's Senior Guide is now available as a free download!  The Senior Guide contains nearly 50 pages of information to help Wisconsin seniors through difficult consumer issues or to help them identify scams. 
 
Download .PDF versionClick here to download a .pdf copy of the guide.  Note that the topics in the table of contents are linked to each associated page, making it easy to jump to a particular topic of interest.
 
For seniors and their caregivers, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) “Senior Guide” has long been a trusted source of information on consumer issues and scams that the state’s elderly residents face.  In the latest revision of the guide, the format has been streamlined to provide less narrative content and more tips for readers.  
 
A number of scams are addressed in the guide including the “grandparents scam,” identity theft, international lottery fraud, “storm chaser” contractors, phishing and work-at-home operations.  The guide also includes general consumer protection topics such as landlord/tenant laws, filing a complaint with DATCP, protecting personal information and registering for the state’s No Call List.  
 
While a wide range of subjects are covered in the Senior Guide, it is important to note that the content in each topic section is adapted from a longer, more comprehensive DATCP factsheet.  Those factsheets are always available on the DATCP website on the Factsheets & Publications page in the Consumer section.
 
If you wish to receive a printed version of the Senior Guide by mail, contact the Consumer Information Hotline at 800-422-7128 to request a copy.