Did you know US Veterans are more likely to be targeted by a scammer than a civilian?
This month on AARP Live, we’ll honor those who have served and share tips on how we can all help protect those who have protected us some nobly. Join AARP Regional Vice President, Sarah Jennings and AARP Vermont State Director, Greg Marchildon as they help our heroes shield the benefits they fought so hard to earn.
Plus, four lucky callers will have a chance to win a cooler! Rules apply. During the show call 1-877-283-7570 for your chance to win.
- Do you know someone who has been a victim? Email email@example.com or call 855-800-9026.
- Learn more about the Top Scams Targeting Veterans and download the AARP Fraud Watch Network's Veteran Watchdog Alert Handbook.
- Find resources for Veterans from the National Association of State Directors of Veteran's Affairs.
- Nominate your hero for AARP's Honoring Heroes Contest.
- Send your questions, comments or suggestions for the show to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Dark Web
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