Fraud Watch Network

Frank Abagnale Joins Forces with AARP to Fight Identity Theft

Posted on 09/4/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Fraud Who is Frank Abagnale?  He’s the real-life person who was featured in the 2002 film “Catch Me if You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks–a con artist who successfully posed as an airline pilot, doctor, and lawyer and in the process cashed millions of dollars in fraudulent checks.  He was caught and served prison time, but upon release agreed to work with the FBI to assist in identity theft and other fraud cases.  He’s worked with them for decades …

Catch Me if You Can author fights cybercrime

Posted on 09/3/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Fraud Frank W. Abagnale, nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes, has been named AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador.  Abagnale will work with the Fraud Watch Network to provide online programs and community forums to educate consumers about ways to protect themselves from identity theft and cybercrime. Once one of the world’s most famous con artists, Abagnale’s story was told in his best-selling book, Catch Me if You Can, and in the 2002 movie of the same name, starring …

Free Shredding Event in Auburn on Sept. 12th

Posted on 09/3/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Don’t let the next victim be you! Rifling through trash cans for personal information is a common tactic of identity thieves. Shredding sensitive and personal documents can minimize your risk. AARP Fraud Watch Network is hosting a free shredding event the Auburn Walmart, 100 Mt. Auburn Ave, Auburn, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Bring all sensitive paperwork that includes account numbers, birth dates, passwords, PINs, signatures and Social Security and/or driver’s license numbers. To protect …

Fall Shred Events

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Events | Fraud It’s time to safely dispose of your personal documents in a secure environment. Each event is free and open to the public. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is your source for information on how to protect your identity, read about potential scams, and forum to ask your questions. Rock Hill October 14 Housing Authority of Rock Hill 467 S. Anderson St Rock Hill, SC 29730 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Columbia October 27 Lourie Center 1650 Park Circle Columbia, SC 29201 2:00 …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud Public Wi-Fi tends to draw people in for its convenience and easy accessibility. However, it’s also become a prime target for scammers. In a recent AARP Fraud Watch Network survey, “Convenience versus Security”, about 40% of respondents weren’t aware of the dangers of using public Wi-Fi. Here are a few tips to make sure you aren’t oversharing with scammers: don’t access your email, online bank or credit card accounts using public Wi-Fi and don’t surf using an unknown public network …

AARP Maine and American Red Cross Team up on Fire Safety & Scam Prevention

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community | Fraud September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and AARP Maine is collaborating with the American Red Cross (ARC) in Maine to raise awareness about fire prevention. The ARC goal is to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries by 25 percent statewide over the next five years. The campaign urges every household in Maine to have functioning smoke detectors and to make an emergency escape plan. By working together, the two non-profits will reach a broader audience across the state. The Red Cross has embarked on a statewide fire prevention and awareness campaign. …