Fraud Watch Network

Come to a Free Shredding Event on July 11

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Uncategorized AARP Utah and FOX 13 are teaming up to hold a free shredding event on Saturday, July 11 at 6985 Union Park Center in Midvale to help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.  You can bring up to ten bags or boxes of sensitive documents with personal information such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, financial statements, and medical bills.  Don’t miss this opportunity to have your confidential documents shredded free of charge by trained Shred-It staff. …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy If you’re planning to move this summer be on the lookout for unlicensed movers and fake moving companies. You should get at least three quotes from perspective moving companies before hiring one. Be aware of movers that don’t send an estimator to your house beforehand, demand cash or a large deposit up front, and/or have unrealistic low-ball offers. Make sure you know who you’re working with before any money is exchanged. Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a …

Learn to beat scammers at their own game

Posted on 06/23/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Community | Fraud Learn how to protect yourself and your family from fraud, scams and identity theft during an AARP Fraud Watch Network workshop at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at Henderson Memorial Public Library, 54 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio 44047. Scammers are developing new techniques all the time, making it easier than ever to get taken on the phone and online by thieves who trick you into believing their lies. During this presentation by AARP volunteer Jim Crawford you will …

Free Shredding Event June 23rd in Bangor!

Posted on 06/22/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud AARP Maine To Host Shredding Event To Combat Identity Theft Free to all, members and non-members welcome BANGOR: AARP Maine is hosting their third shredding event of the year on Tuesday, June 23rd from 10AM to 2PM at Sam’s Club in Bangor. This event offers the opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive and personal documents to minimize the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. Participants can bring any outdated bank statements, canceled checks, credit card junk mail and …

Ohio AG & AARP team up to fight fraud

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Fraud | Local Resources AARP Ohio and Attorney General Mike DeWine are working together to protect Ohioans of all ages from fraud, scams and ID theft. Watch this quick video featuring Ohio’s attorney general to learn more:   Community organizations can arrange to have an AARP Fraud Watch Network presentation for their group by contacting the AARP Ohio office at or calling toll free 1-866-389-5653.

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 06/17/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy Summer isn’t all about spending days at the beach or traveling.  Finding employment has become a top priority for younger adults and temporary job seekers. However, discerning whether or not the job is legitimate has become a huge problem. Watch out for employers who require fees for training and for ordering a background check. A genuine employer would NEVER ask for someone to pay for this. Do your research!  Make sure the company is legitimate before sharing any personal information …