Attorney General Bondi's Weekly Briefing
This month is National Child Safety and Protection Month and I am reminding parents and guardians about the importance of keeping children safe in the cyber world. As the holiday season kicks off, kids are going to be out of school and spending more time using cell phones, tablets, personal computers and game consoles. Our days are typically ruled by technology and it is easy to forget how much information is being shared, some that could fall into the hands of predators.
As I always say, your children should have no right to privacy when it comes to the internet. You must do everything you can to know what your kids are doing online and who they are communicating with.
Here are a few simple steps parents can take to protect their children online:
Again, a child’s privacy is not worth their safety, and if a child is sharing information with strangers, parents need to know and take swift action. For more information and tips about cyber safety, click here.
- Know every social media account and password your child is using and check the accounts regularly;
- Set parameters for online activities, including time and location for internet use;
- Utilize filter features available on popular Internet browsers and software programs that can be used to block websites known to be inappropriate for children;
- Be aware of the apps your children are using and websites they are visiting; and
- Ensure GPS location services are turned off for social applications or photos taken on a child’s phone or tablet.
Targeted Case Manager Found Guilty of Medicaid Fraud
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit announced the conviction of a Tallahassee targeted case manager for Medicaid fraud. Arbutas Williamson, 52, is a former employee of DS Connections, Inc., a targeted case management company headquartered in Winter Park, with offices in Clermont and Tallahassee. While employed by DS Connections, Williamson submitted fraudulent claims for unauthorized services to Florida’s Medicaid Program. More.
Attorney General Bondi Announces Settlement with NFL
Attorney General Pam Bondi and five other attorneys general announced a settlement with the National Football League resolving antitrust concerns about the NFL’s league-wide mandatory price floor policy. The policy required each of the 32 NFL member teams to impose a price floor on all secondary market ticket sales on the NFL’s Ticket Exchange and related websites officially sanctioned by the league. This policy, which the NFL terminated after the investigation began, prohibited sellers from listing tickets for resale on the NFL’s officially sanctioned resale sites at a price lower than the face-value of the ticket.
“With the resolution of this matter, NFL football fans should benefit from a more competitive marketplace,” said Attorney General Bondi. More.