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Fraud Watch Fridays Warn of Latest Scams

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According to the FBI, con artists target older Americans to steal their banking information and identities. AARP Alabama is helping residents avoid becoming victims in many ways, including by hosting online tutorials, known as Fraud Watch Fridays, to provide details of common scams and how to steer clear of them. The sessions are being held at noon, on June 4 and 18, and on July 2, 16 and 30.

Can’t make it at noon? The series will be posted on the AARP Alabama Facebook page for viewing at your convenience.

The Federal Trade Commission found that 40,988 Alabamans reported being victims of fraud in 2020, with an average loss of $280. Identity theft was the most common complaint.

Go to facebook.com/alabama.aarp for more information on the event. Stay safe from scammers by visiting aarp.org/fraud.

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