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— AARP Connecticut staff and volunteers were at Central Connecticut State University today for a free Lunch & Learn AARP Fraud Watch Network: Inside the Mind of a Criminal forum. It was the third successful free AARP Connecticut community offering hosted by the Office of Continuing Education at CCSU this summer. An AARP Life Reimagined event kicked off the relationship on June 29 and was followed by one for Living Longer, Living Smarter on July 21. Check back soon for details …

112210 Photo by Jeffrey Langlois/Palm Beach Daily News. Frank Abagnale Jr. before speaking during the Forum Club Monday at the Cohen Pavilion.

— Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has teamed with nationally renowned security expert and AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale for a campaign to raise public awareness of frauds and scams. The campaign includes public service announcements and social media content featuring videotaped comments from both Abagnale and Sam Olens. Abagnale is the former con artist whose story was portrayed by the popular book and 2002 movie, “Catch Me If You Can.”  For the past four decades Abagnale has consulted …

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— 8/10 SCAM ALERT How many of us remember when our magazine subscriptions are up for renewal? Most people can’t, and that’s where scammers step in. They are sending very realistic subscription renewal notices, typically offering a steep discount for renewing by a certain date. The subscriber sends in the money to renew the magazine, all for not. If you are unsure about when your subscriptions expire, you can find the date on the mailing label on your magazine. If you …

Fraud Watch

— New research shows Idaho ranks 34th in the total number of identity thefts, fraud and other consumer complaints within the Gem State. That translates to just over 450 complaints per 100,000 residents. August is AARP’s Fraud Fighting Month. To aid the ongoing efforts of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network’s goal of providing Americans with resources and tools to help them protect their financial security, AARP Research has created the ‘Idaho Consumer Fraud Fact Sheet’. The Consumer Fraud Fact Sheets provide state level …

Fraud Watch Network

—   Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. So if you don’t think it can happen to you, you’re wrong. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking to find confidential information. As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Michigan is sponsoring several free “Shred Fest” events, including five in Metro Detroit in August and September. This is an opportunity to destroy sensitive documents before the thieves can get …

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—   Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. And, unfortunately, there are new scams popping up every day across Nevada and the nation. Con artists use a multitude of scams to steal your hard-earned money – from identify theft to investment fraud and through phishing on social media. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network – to arm people of all ages with the tools and information they need to spot and avoid scams so they can protect themselves …

Fraud Watch Network

— AARP Fraud Watch Network provides Americans with the information and tools they need to spot and avoid fraud and scams so they can protect themselves and their families. Additional information is available on the AARP Fraud Watch Network site. The following post by guest writer Denton Gates addresses a common concern of many people who are interested in contributing to a nonprofit but are unsure of the proper safeguards and questions to ask. Mr. Gates, CEO of the nonprofit organization …

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— A new survey from AARP says busy consumers relying on the convenience of public wireless networks to keep up-to-date on email, social networks, shopping and even their finances often put their sensitive personal information at risk. AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign to educate Americans about Wi-Fi hazards and how they can protect themselves.  As part of the campaign, AARP has also begun encouraging businesses that maintain free wireless networks for their customers to participate …

Public Wi-Fi

— A new survey from AARP says busy consumers relying on the convenience of public wireless networks to keep up-to-date on email, social networks, shopping and even their finances often put their sensitive personal information at risk. The AARP Fraud Watch Network today launches a “Watch Your Wi-Fi”  campaign to educate Americans about Wi-Fi hazards and how they can protect themselves.  As part of the campaign, AARP has also begun encouraging businesses that maintain free wireless networks for their customers to …