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Look…He’s So Cute…And FREE!!

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Welcome back to “Oh NO You Don’t” – our bi-weekly fraud blog post by yours truly, Terri Worman, Associate State Director here at AARP Illinois. FINALLY the weather is feeling more like spring…warmer breezes and sunshine! People are taking those first walks outdoors in neighborhoods and parks all across the country. And inevitably you see perfect strangers exchanging grins and “can I pet ‘em?” questions as they stoop to pet the cutest puppy you ever saw!! Well, sorry to have …

No Scam They Cannot Think Of!!

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Welcome back, Fraud Fighters to the weekly “Oh, NO You Don’t!” blog! Terri Worman with AARP Illinois here… A county sheriff and a chief prosecutor in Illinois set up a hotline number to combat scams against the elderly. Seniors were encouraged to call the hotline and report any suspicious activity, and then the sheriff and prosecutor would personally answer the inquiries as soon as they could. Imagine their disbelief when they figured out that a criminal operating out of Jamaica …

March is Tax Time and Speak Out Month!

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Happy March and here’s hoping spring is just around the corner! Terri Worman here…your frauds and scams blogger at “Oh NO You Don’t!”  Welcome back – this time around “Tax Identity Fraud” and “Speaking Out!”   For many of us tax season is not exactly our favorite time of year. There’s a lot of paperwork, calculations, and finding those pesky receipts we were sure we had filed away. For some of us the hard work “pays” off, but be aware, criminals …

It Could Happen to YOU!

Posted on 02/12/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Hey All! Welcome to my kick-off post to a bi-weekly Wednesday blog called “Oh NO You Don’t!” – a blog to fight back against all manner of frauds and scams! I’m Terri Worman, Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach with AARP Illinois, and your host for this conversation. I’ve been with AARP for 18 years and started out fighting against telemarketing fraud in 10 states. While I’d like to think we’ve made progress on that front, the way today’s …