Fraud Watch Network

Free Presentation on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, September 3

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Join AARP Arizona for a free presentation on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. Learn about identity theft and fraud and how to protect yourself. Get up to date on the latest scams in your area. When: Wednesday, September 3, 11:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M. Where: Goelet A.C. Beuff Senior Center, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85027 For more information, please call (602) 534-9743.

AARP Florida and the City of Orlando Take on Fraud

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events | Florida Each year millions of adults 50+ fall victim to fraud, especially in Florida – considered by many to be the worst hot spot in the nation for fraud-related crime. Because AARP believes that one’s ability to protect oneself should not be limited by age, AARP Florida and the city of Orlando are joining forces for a Scam Jam event on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Englewood Neighborhood Center, to help educate older adults on …

Beating Con Artists at Their Own Game – Watch AARP Live

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Kentucky | Money & Work AARP Live: Don’t Get Scammed!   Reports show that a majority of American consumers scammed, some 47 percent, are over age 50. Estimates show that victims age 55 and older lose $3 billion dollars annually, but the true amounts are many times higher, because most of these crimes go unreported out of embarrassment. Con artists work overtime finding weak spots in consumers’ defenses. Beating the con artists from stealing your personal information can be done if you learn how to spot these …

AARP Lauds State for Plan to Educate Older NYers on Financial Exploitation

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Money & Work | New York | Press Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org  Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: “The cost of financial exploitation to older Americans is growing fast – 12 percent from 2008 to 2011 – and that’s from reported fraud alone. With so much abuse going unreported, and as Baby Boomers age and people live longer, this problem will explode if left unaddressed. One of the best ways to combat exploitation is by giving people knowledge, so AARP is pleased that …

Join AARP & partners at Aug. 25 Arkansans Fighting Fraud event in Jonesboro

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Events | Money & Work | Press AARP Arkansas and five partner organizations co-sponsor Arkansans Fighting Fraud events, which offer Arkansans the information they need to  protect themselves and their families from con artists, identity theft and other scams. Financial security has always been a priority issue for AARP in Arkansas and across the nation. Building on the launch of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network in late 2013, AARP Arkansas joined  five long-time partner organizations  to revamp the format of consumer forums held in various locations across the state in …

AARP Georgia Partners with America’s Night Out Against Crime in Macon-Bibb

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events | Georgia A kick off/press conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 11am at the Historic Terminal Station, 700 Poplar Street.  AARP Georgia is collaborating with the Macon-Bibb Sheriff’s Department to encourage local community members to participate in “Americas’ Night Out Against Crime.” In support of this event, AARP Georgia will provide a Fraud Watch Network workshop on August 5, 12:30pm at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. During the workshop, performances will be provided by local youth from …