As part of the Connecticut Elder Justice Coalition, AARP Connecticut is working with state, federal and community agencies to prevent fraud.
AARP is making presentations to community groups across the state, encouraging everyone to sign up for watchdog alerts and stay abreast of current scams through the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Those who sign up can warn others about their personal experiences with fraud or talk to someone for help.
“Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money,” said Erica Michalowski, AARP associate state director for community outreach.
“Older adults are often targets of fraud and are more likely to lose money.”