Fraud Watch Network

Listen to AARP and Attorney General Janet Mills Discuss Fraud on WVOM Radio!

Listen to AARP and Attorney General Janet Mills Discuss Fraud on WVOM Radio!

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources Recently, AARP Maine teamed up with Attorney General Janet Mills and AARP Vermont State Director Greg Marchildon to discuss fraud prevention in our state on the wonderful radio program “Senior Talk” hosted by Carol Higgins Taylor.  You can listen to all three segments (about 25 minutes total) by clicking on the links, below.   iStock_000021750852Large.jpg  

"Learn How to Protect Yourself from Fraud" Event

“Learn How to Protect Yourself from Fraud” Event

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Join AARP in Arizona on May 8 in Glendale, Arizona, for a complimentary dinner and free seminar: “Learn How to Protect Yourself from Fraud”. At the event, presenters from AARP and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) will provide helpful information and fraud prevention resources.  The seminar will also include an expert panel discussion on ways to safeguard against I.D. theft and scams. “Identity theft and other forms of fraud pose a serious threat in Arizona,” says David Mitchell, AARP Arizona …

Free Fraud Watch Network Event in Pocatello

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events | Idaho AARP Idaho is hosting a free Fraud Watch Network event in Pocatello, Idaho at the Clarion Inn (1399 Bench Road). The conference takes place Thursday, April 17 from 9:15am until 1:30pm and includes a free lunch and door prizes. Speakers include Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, Pocatello Sheriff Lorin Nielson, former Idaho State Representative and current AARP volunteer president Tom Trail and local experts that will give you the tools and resources you need to stay protected from online identity theft, …

FL’s volunteer Fraud Fighters are busy at work with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network

FL’s volunteer Fraud Fighters are busy at work with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Volunteering Every day, Floridians lose money to scams and fraud while criminals get more sophisticated with their tactics. That’s why AARP has launched the Fraud Watch Network – a new campaign to fight identity theft and fraud and give you access to information about how to protect yourself and your family. Anyone, of any age, can get our Watchdog Alerts to stay up on con artists’ latest tricks and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. It’s free for …

Fraud Watch Alert – beware of consumer rip-offs by mudslide charity scams

Fraud Watch Alert – beware of consumer rip-offs by mudslide charity scams

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work | Washington As donors consider contributing to relief efforts for the Snohomish County mudslide tragedy, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are urging consumers to be on guard against scam artists who try to take advantage of the situation. The officials joined forces with the Better Business Bureau in reminding consumers that rip-off artists follow news coverage of natural disasters like this one and swoop in under the guise of helping victims, but end up victimizing the well-intended …

Sign Up for Watchdog Alerts to Guard Against Scams

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Idaho | Money & Work In a recent AARP survey, 92 percent of Idaho adults said they are concerned about providing personal information over the Internet. Even so, of those who have a Facebook account and are familiar with its privacy settings, one in five said they had never changed the settings. AARP is spreading the word about ways to guard against scams through its Fraud Watch Network. Open to people of all ages, the network keeps tabs on emerging scams, advises how to recognize …