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Scams & Fraud

Fraud against older adults has skyrocketed in recent years. In San Diego County alone, elder fraud resulted in roughly $97 million in losses in 2023, according to the FBI. The Elder Justice Task Force increases its efforts to fight back.
They steal your heart…to get to your money
October is Cybersecurity Awareness and Online Safety Month! Join AARP California and cyber safety experts at a series of weekly presentations on what you can do to protect yourself and the people you care about from scams and fraud.
Join us this month for Scam Chat Wednesdays as we discuss the latest scams with experts at the Department of Financial Protection & Innovation.
AARP California is hosting FREE document-shredding events throughout the state this year. Find an event near you and register for your spot. Your documents will be shredded on-site, free of charge.
Impostor scams were the second most common type of fraud in California last year, where criminals use the anonymity of the internet to pose as a friend, romantic prospect or government agency.
We may celebrate love and romance on Valentine’s Day, but sometimes it can make people feel lonely, vulnerable, and isolated. Many turn to popular dating sites looking for love, companionship, and connection. But instead of finding that special someone, they could meet a scammer just waiting for the chance to take advantage of them emotionally AND financially!
AARP California Tea & Coffee Tuesdays is a monthly, virtual series connecting you to experts on health, wealth, self and other issues that matter to older adults and their families.
Consumers have reported losing a record-breaking $5.8 billion to fraud in 2021—with imposter scams skyrocketing, according to a new report by the FTC.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and AARP California is joining federal law enforcement and other partners to provide you with opportunities to learn how you can avoid frauds and scams.
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