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Kentucky Consumers Put Convenience Ahead of Safety on Laptops and Mobile Devices

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Fraud | Technology  AARP Launches “Watch Your Wi-Fi” Campaign to Increase Awareness of Risks on Free Public Wi-Fi A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while tens-of-thousands admit to engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information. An AARP Fraud Watch Network report, “Convenience versus Security,” shows that …

Utahns at Risk When Using Public Wi-Fi

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work | Press WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while tens-of-thousands admit to engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information.   An AARP Fraud Watch Network report, “Convenience versus Security,” shows that among adults who access the Internet, a quarter (25%) use free …

“Watch Your WiFi”: Maine Consumers Put Convenience Ahead of Cyber Safety

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2015 CONTACT: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 207-229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   Maine Consumers Put Convenience Ahead of Safety on Laptops and Mobile Devices AARP Launches “Watch Your Wi-Fi” Campaign to Increase Awareness of Risks on Free Public Wi-Fi   PORTLAND, ME – A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud Credit card fraud continues to be a huge issue for millions of Americans. Scammers have found a way to steal from innocent people by using skimming devices that they attach to the exterior of an ATM or any machine that requires you to enter a pin number. Be on the lookout for anything suspicious on or around these devices, such as scuff marks or loose bits around the pad or place where you insert your card. If you notice anything …

Protect Yourself from Being Overcharged at the Grocery Store

Posted on 07/27/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Fraud Questions about accurate pricing at the supermarket recently made national headlines when the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found Whole Foods stores were systematically overcharging consumers for pre-packaged foods. In more than 80 cases ranging from grab-n-go sandwiches and salads to packaged lunch meat, the items were short the labeled weight. Pennsylvania is particularly vulnerable to a similar consumer deception according to Mary Bach, noted consumer advocate and chair of the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force. Bach …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 07/22/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud The computer tech support scam has become one of the top imposter scams in recent years. Be on the lookout for a suspicious email or phone call from Microsoft or another company claiming that your computer has an operating issue or virus that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Make sure you never give them any personal information or access to your computer because these scammers will steal your information and money. Be a fraud fighter!  If you …