Scams & Fraud

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We are in an Age of Information overload. Learn how media literacy principles can help you make sense of your digital media environment.
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You can stay one step ahead of misinformation if you know the three most helpful questions to ask yourself while surfing the web. This free webinar will equip you with helpful tools and resources like the AARP Fact Tracker, which has been designed to help you distinguish fact from fiction online.
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Scammers are using heightened fear and anxiety due to the coronavirus and the recent social unrest to target unsuspecting individuals—stealing money or sensitive personal information. You can protect yourself and your loved ones if you know what scams you should be aware of.
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You never know when you could find yourself in charge of a loved one’s care. From a catastrophic injury to a sudden decline in health, their life changes can dramatically alter yours too.
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You’ve earned a right to Social Security benefits, but have you ever wondered how it all works? Join our free webinar where we’ll explore these questions to help you get more out of Social Security.
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The 2020 Census is almost here. Be ready to spot and avoid census scammers by signing up now for our free webinar. You’ll learn the kinds of questions census workers will—and won’t—ask, what kinds of census scams are out there and how to report them.
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One of the most common scams is government impostors, where you may get a phone call, an email, or a visit to your home from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service or some other government agency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently reported victims lost nearly $153 million to government impostor scams in 2019 – a staggering amount.
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They pretend to be IRS agents or Census officials, someone on a dating site or even your grandchild telling you they’re in trouble. They’re impostor scammers—and they’re after YOUR money and YOUR personal information.
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AARP in Yavapai County hosted a free Shred-a-Thon for the residents of Chino Valley on Nov 8th, as one way to help people protect themselves against Identity theft. AARP wishes to thank the coordination efforts and help on-site by the Town of Chino Valley (thank you Scott!) and the AZ Rangers, who provided necessary traffic control at the event. With 130 cars visiting the Shred event, and with AARP paying for the cost of the shredding as a community service, 8000 lbs of documents were shredded on-site by the Sir Speedy shredding truck. Thank you, Chino Valley residents, for visiting this inaugural AARP free Shred-a-thon in Chino! It is AARP’s pleasure to help the CV residents fight ID theft in the community!
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The biggest shopping season of the year is, unfortunately, also the biggest scamming season. Criminals are out in force during the holidays trying to steal your money and personal information. Learn about ways to help protect you and your loved ones.
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