Scams & Fraud

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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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How to be scam-conscious and fight fraud
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Scammers and criminals don’t take a break during the holidays, in fact they might ramp up their efforts. A 2018 ElderWatch survey of Coloradans 50+ found a lack of knowledge about some holiday-related scams. Be vigilant this holiday season and take extra precautions to ensure your hard-earned money does not end up in the hands of scammers:
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If you’ve been the victim of a scam and don’t know where to turn, we’re here to help! Volunteers from our Fraud Watch Network Helpline will be standing by to talk to you live during our first-ever, online “Fraudcast” – a special event we’ve planned just for you!
AARP ElderWatch
Auto repairs are a fact of life for anyone with a vehicle. While most auto mechanics are trustworthy, there are some who are out to make a quick buck.
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Learn about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones at our free, two-part webinar.
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Warm summer months often lead to more door-to-door solicitations.
Shredding Event - Lexington
Fight fraud and shred your documents for free during the AARP Shred Instead Day Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar.
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If you receive an unsolicited phone call or a pop-up window appears on your computer screen claiming to be with a computer tech support company, don’t engage!
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