Fraud Watch Network

AARP Maine Hosts Their First Fraud Watch Network Scam Jam!

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy It’s a sad fact that older Mainers are the primary target for financial exploitation. Millions of Americans continue to lose billions of dollars to scams and fraud, affecting people at any age. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen and it’s time we take action! AARP Maine’s Fraud Watch Network Scam Jam is your opportunity to learn about common scams and fraud and how you can avoid becoming a victim. This year’s keynote speaker will be the Maine Attorney General, …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy The end of tax season means fake debt collectors will begin making their rounds this month. These scammers are aggressive! Once they start demanding a wire transfer or credit card for payment ask for their name, company, address, phone number, and professional license number. Any legitimate agent will be more than willing to provide this information, so if the person tells you it’s not necessary or that they don’t have the information available, hang up and contact local authorities. Be …

Volunteer Opportunity: Speak Up

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

Community | Fraud | Volunteering  AARP Arkansas is looking for experienced public speakers to help facilitate some of our programs and make presentations throughout the state. One of these programs is the popular Fraud Watch Workshop. We’re looking to expand this to every corner of the state and need volunteers to help do that. Likely audiences include Rotary and Kiwanis clubs; local AARP chapters and Arkansas Retired Teachers Association local units; business and professional networks; and political clubs. Training is included. If you are interested, please …

Learn to beat online fraud in hands-on workshop

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Fraud | Local Resources | Technology Learn the latest about how to protect yourself and your family online at Fraud Watch Network workshops AARP is sponsoring this summer at the Microsoft Store at Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Road, Space 1410, Beachwood, OH 44122. AARP Fraud Watch Network is sponsoring these morning trainings to help you develop the skills and gather the information you need to stay safe when you go online and use the web to connect with friends and family, conduct research, visit news sites, …

Veterans: Beware Scams that Target You!

Posted on 05/13/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Fraud | veterans Dear Veterans: You have done so much to serve us, let us serve you! AARP Michigan will run a regular feature on this web page about programs, services and benefits available to veterans. And while you’re here, check out the new AARP website on resources for Veterans: www.aarp.org/veterans  The first in the Military Monday series for will address: Scams That Target Veterans  Benefit schemes: There are dishonest advisors who promise veterans that they can get additional VA benefits if they …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 05/13/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy Caller ID spoofing is making its way to phones near you. Scammers have mastered calling people using a fake name and number that will pop up on your phone. The call will seem urgent, for example, it could concern something like an account that is about to be cancelled unless you immediately give your bank information or credit card number for payment. Never give out personal information via an incoming phone call; you never know who is actually on the …