home repair fraud

— The summer months are prime time for home repair scams. The general ruse involves someone coming to your door and offering to do work on your home, typically at a big discount. How it works: A con artist representing himself as a contractor comes to your door and claims he has just finished a job for a neighbor. Since he’s in the neighborhood, he’ll say, you can get work done at a steep discount. Only he will demand payment upfront, …

— AARP Nevada Fraud Watch Network again provides free presentations to help those throughout the state protect themselves against fraud. Fraud is a subject that never goes out of style, unfortunately. But you don’t have to be a victim of fraud. Educate and protect yourself against crooks and criminals by attending one of AARP Nevada’s Fraud Watch Network presentations at your closest Clark County Library location. The free sessions continue during the hot summer, once per month, and give attendees practical …

aarp fraud watch network

— The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers in Las Vegas with an “Operation: Stop Scams” shredding event to be held at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino parking lot on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. “Many Americans clear out and discard their obsolete financial documents at the end of the tax-filing season in April.  Our shredding events in dozens of communities provide a convenient and safe way for people to destroy this sensitive paperwork,” said Nancy …

AARP Nevada Voices Podcast

— Like most of you, the AARP Nevada Voices Podcast finds it impossible to escape the recent news of a new proposed health care bill in front of Congress that has been dubbed the “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act. The AARP Nevada Voices Podcast gives you a breaking news update on the organizations opposition to the new American Healthcare Act and gives you the reasons why. Not only would it mean increased premiums and prescription drug costs for …

AARP Fraud Watch Network

— AARP Nevada Fraud Watch Network again provides free presentations to help those throughout the state protect themselves against fraud. Fraud is a subject that never goes out of style, unfortunately. But you don’t have to be a victim of fraud. Educate and protect yourself against crooks and criminals by attending one of AARP Nevada’s Fraud Watch Network presentations at your closest Clark County Library location. The free sessions continue in March and April and give attendees practical ways to protect …

AARP Nevada at Consumer Fraud Prevention Fair

— Your first line of defense against fraud is education. Knowledge is power. Join us for a day of fraud prevention activities with more than 20 exhibit booths, and two panel presentations about avoiding fraud. A free light lunch will be provided. Click the register button below to join us! Schedule of Events 11am-4pm: Resource Fair 11:15am: Fraud Prevention Panel featuring: Cris Carmona – Chief Compliance Investigator, Nevada Consumer Affairs Nancy Andersen, Director of Public Engagement & Fraud Campaign Manager, AARP Nevada …

— AARP’s Fraud Watch Network brings you the latest trends in scams we’re seeing on the rise nationwide. Happy New Year, Fraud Watchers! We will continue to send regular email alerts in 2017, but did you know about our toll-free AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline? Call 877-908-3360 with your specific questions about a possible scam. They can even help if you are worried about a loved one who may be a victim. Here are the top scam trends, according to our …

— During the holiday season, reports of fraud, theft, and all sorts of scams aimed at taking advantage of people during a time of giving are numerous. Despite this, fraud isn’t solely a holiday issue. Fraud happens every day, all year long. Thieves, scammers, and crooks are out there looking to take advantage of our trusting nature. To better educate and protect Nevadans, AARP Nevada and our special guests from the Nevada Office of Consumer Affairs and the Nevada Fight Fraud Taskforce, …

—   Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. And, unfortunately, there are new scams popping up every day across Nevada and the nation. Con artists use a multitude of scams to steal your hard-earned money – from identify theft to investment fraud and through phishing on social media. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network – to arm people of all ages with the tools and information they need to spot and avoid scams so they can protect themselves …

Beware of holiday scams!

— The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year for scammers. Here are the top three scams to watch out for: ONLINE SHOPPING – FAKE WEBSITES Does this website look real? It’s not. Follow these tips when shopping online: What it is: Scammers launch a copycat website of a well-known retailer – or, create a website offering popular, sometimes previously “sold out” merchandise at crazy discounts. How it works: A classic phishing scam – often by email but increasingly through links …