Fraud Watch Network

SCAM ALERT! New Telephone Scam Hits Maine

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2015   CONTACT Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org   Warning Re: New Telephone Scam in Maine  Fraudulent Callers Claim They Are Monitoring a Computer Virus   PORTLAND – AARP Maine received information today from the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce concerning fraudulent telephone calls being made to residents from callers claiming to be from a company called MCI-ITS S-Telesy.  The caller ID phone number is 213-337-0014. The caller asks for computer passwords and personal information …

Mark Your Calendar for April 25th Community Shred-it Events in Central Indiana!

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Uncategorized Fight fraud – shred instead! AARP Indiana is proud to sponsor six shredding events in conjunction with Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, a program run by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. According to AARP research, more than a third of adults shred documents containing personal information on at least a weekly basis. AARP wants to continue this trend to help protect Hoosiers by shredding, destroying, as well as recycling, documents and digital devices that hold personal information. If you or …

AARP Fraud Fighters Offer Resources to Prevent Tax ID Theft: Free Shredding, Tax Preparation Service & Tips

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Uncategorized With less than a month left before Tax Day, AARP Fraud Fighters are warning Oklahomans about tax identity theft scams circulating widely across the state and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. “Already this year, hundreds of Oklahomans have been victims of tax identity theft and many more are putting themselves at risk,” says AARP Oklahoma Fraud Fighter Ethel Broiles. “All scammers need is a birthdate and Social Security number and they can electronically file …

How Secure is Apple Pay?

Posted on 03/13/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work by Sid Kirchheimer Since debuting in late October, Apple Pay has certainly proved to be easy, convenient and popular. Upstaging previous efforts by Google, eBay and various start-ups, the latest mobile-wallet venture is now accepted at some 700,000 locations across the United States and has 2,500 partnering banks and institutions. But is it secure? Not according to recent reports, which suggest that Apple Pay has actually made for easier credit fraud — and has already resulted in 60 times higher …

Identity Theft, Imposter and Debt Collection Scams Top Iowans’ 2014 Complaints

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work AARP Fraud Watch Network Offers Tips on Safeguarding Against Top 10 Scams On the heels of a new report showing the top scams in Iowa are identity theft, imposter and debt collection scams, the AARP Fraud Watch Network offers tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from all ten of the top scams reported by Iowans in 2014. According to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 12,860 of Iowans reported being scammed last year. Identity theft complaints …

Report Finds Arizona Among Top Ten States for I.D. Theft Complaints in 2014

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Finances 50+ | Local Resources | Money & Work On the heels of a new report showing Arizona ranks ninth in the number of reported identity theft complaints, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is offering tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from the top ten scams reported by Arizonans in 2014. For the 15th consecutive year, identity theft was the top complaint in the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, accounting for 13 percent of the total 2.5 million filed complaints. Identity theft complaints in Arizona …