Fraud Watch Network

AARP Fraud Fighters: Available for Fraud and Scam Presentations in Your Community

Posted on 10/8/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Fraud | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press AARP has a group of volunteers from across the state who are trained to be “Fraud Fighters,” and are willing to provide valuable presentations to help protect North Dakotans from fraud and scams. The Fraud Fighters are equipped with resources and up-to-date information to help safeguard against identity theft and other scams. Presentations include information on watchdog alerts, how to spot and avoid scams, and how to protect yourself and your family. If you know of an organization or service …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 10/7/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud A common scam that targets older Mainers is the medical alert scam. You receive a call from a company claiming a concerned family member ordered a medical device in case an emergency happens or you need help. However, in order to receive the device you need to provide your personal information along with a credit card number or banking information to pay a small service fee. Hang up immediately and never give these scammers any information. If a family member …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Events

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Community | Events | Fraud Information on upcoming Fraud Watch Network Events in SC Spartanburg First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg, South Carolina Tuesday, November 17, 2015 10:00 AM to noon REGISTER Kingstree Kingstree Recreation Center Kingstree, South Carolina Wednesday, November 18, 2015 10:00 AM to noon REGISTER Florence Florence County Library 509 S. Dargan Street Florence, South Carolina Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET REGISTER    

Fraud Watch Network Fights Back

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Fraud By Tim Poor Sidney McCarther was at home in Kansas City recently when he got a call from someone who said that he was from Microsoft and that McCarther’s computer was malfunctioning. The caller needed some information in order to fix it. McCarther was suspicious. So he told the caller he’d call him back, and then contacted Microsoft, which didn’t know anything about the situation. Later, the phony Microsoft worker called back, telling McCarther he represented a contractor for the …

Key to Vitality: Staying Engaged

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering Erika Seiferling started volunteering for AARP when she got laid off as a management associate at Levi Strauss in Eugene. With the daily demands of the corporate world behind her, she had time to donate her skills and expertise to help the community. She was 69. Six years later, she still spends five to 10 hours a month on AARP activities, taking a leadership role among a group of volunteers in Eugene who range in age from mid-40s to mid-80s. …

Learn How to Sidestep Scams

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Fraud Many Delawareans are at risk of fraud, and AARP wants to keep them safe. The state office is hosting a tele-town hall with state Attorney General Matt Denn (D) on Oct. 14. Residents who accept the call can learn how con artists think and how they select their victims. In 2014, Delaware ranked fourth in the nation in fraud complaints per capita, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Top complaints in the First State included impostor scams, phony debt collection, …