Fraud Watch Network

Everyday Behaviors Put Washingtonians at Greater Risk of Tax ID Theft

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work | Washington Everyday Behaviors Put Washingtonians at Greater Risk of Tax ID Theft IRS Imposter Scam Also Making the Rounds in Washington It’s tax season for consumers, but also open season for scam artists. The AARP Fraud Watch Network and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office are launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Washington State ranks 25th in the nation in ID theft complaints, and some everyday behaviors are putting …

Scam Alert: Tax Scams are Trending

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Home & Family | Minnesota | Money & Work Fraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide. Watch out for these two tax crimes making headlines: tax identity theft and the IRS imposter scam. Tax ID Theft What is it? Your personal information is stolen for a fraudulent refund. More specifically, tax identity theft can involve: filing a tax return using another person’s Social Security number, claiming someone else’s children as dependents, or claiming a tax refund using a deceased taxpayer’s information. Your personal information can be stolen in …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Money & Work | Pennsylvania | Uncategorized To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …

Here’s how to prevent Tax ID theft

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Local Resources | Money & Work | Ohio To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …

What’s HOT in 2015? Dynamic volunteers

Posted on 01/21/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio | Volunteering If you want to have fun and make a difference in your community, then volunteering with AARP may be your ticket to an exciting 2015. Your options are many, so we are  hosting events where you can pick up information and explore the possibilities by talking with current volunteers over refreshments. Among the Real Possibilities you could choose to explore: Becoming a Life Reimagined guide to help people of all ages, members and nonmembers in the greater Cincinnati area, discover …

Speakers Available to Talk About Fraud Prevention

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | Virginia Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft Con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Beginning April 1, our trained speakers are ready to discuss fraud and identity theft with community groups, conferences, clubs, or professional organizations free of charge. We’ll share an inside look at how scammers think, how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud, first-hand accounts from victims, and …