7/4: Scam Alert Bulletin Board:
Along with the fireworks and cookouts on the Fourth of July comes the potential for scams, especially online. Be wary of emails from addresses you don’t recognize. Some may contain web links to “patriotic videos” or e-cards. The supposed link to a patriotic video sent from an unfamiliar address may actually download malware onto your computer, which enables a scammer to steal your account information and personal data. To avoid these downloads, exercise caution online. Open emails only from known and trusted contacts, and don’t click on links to suspicious websites. The same precautions apply to links on social media sites.
Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.
Contact local law enforcement or the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork or 1-877-908-3360 to report a scam or for more information on scam and fraud prevention.
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