— Con artists don’t care how hard you’ve worked.  They steal billions from Americans like you every year!  But you can learn how to fight back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. AARP South Dakota is again teaming up with the South Dakota Attorney General’s office and the South Dakota Better Business Bureau to host free fraud fighting seminars across our state this summer.  These presentations contain valuable information about the way scammers think and how they target their victims.  We’ll  also …

— AARP is working with community partners to help you protect yourself and your family from identity theft by shredding, destroying and recycling documents and disused digital devices that contain your personal information. “It’s best to shred old bank statements, tax returns, credit card receipts and other such household paperwork before they fall into the wrong hands,” says Ed Cokley, a Dayton volunteer who leads Fraud Watch Network activities for AARP Ohio. There is no charge to have bags or boxes …

— A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud. The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net”, a survey of 11,741 adults, including 1,018 in Ohio,  finds that 1,100,000 Ohio Internet users may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile. The study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the combination of online behaviors and life experiences that …

— Volunteer fraud fighter Bob Denz of Sutton — a retired FBI agent — offers the following about AARP’s recently-launched Fraud Watch Network: AARP has launched a massive Fraud Watch Network campaign to protect consumers from becoming victims of con artists.  The goal is to arm members and non-members with information on how to safeguard against scams, identity theft, bogus investments and fake charities.  It is through informed, involved and vigilant citizens that this annual multi-billion dollar criminal business can be …

— 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 …

— Learn to beat con artists at their own game at a Fraud Watch Network session being held at noon on Saturday, April 5, at the Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243. Free and open to everyone, this Fraud Watch Network presentation will give you access to information about how to protect yourself and your family from financial fraud and ID theft. You’ll find out how to get Watchdog Alerts, learn about con artists’ latest tricks, and find …

— Fight fraud and ID theft with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. The AARP Fraud Watch Network gives you access to information about how to protect yourself and your family.  AARP members and non-members can sign up for Watchdog Alerts, stay up on con artists’ latest tricks, and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized.  It’s free for everyone because AARP is committed to safeguarding Americans’ financial futures. Oh, and while you’re there, watch the video about identity thief …