Scams & Fraud

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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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Florida is no stranger to hurricane and scam artists. Natural disasters often bring an influx of con artists ready to take advantage of suffering and confusion.
Internet crime and electronic banking security
Although hackers have many of methods at their disposal to invade our privacy and steal our personal information, there are various actions that we can take to protect ourselves when we access and use the internet.
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Please share this information with any friends and family in the Sunshine State!
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Florida property owners, listen up: The rules have changed on how you can get your home repaired after a hurricane or other natural disaster by letting a contractor deal directly with your insurance company.
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Florida lawmakers adopted a slew of healthcare bills that will help Florida consumers save on prescription drugs and gain easier access to their doctors. For ratepayers who get their electrical power from investor-owned utilities (FPL, Duke, TECO, Gulf Power, FPUC), lawmakers ignored calls from consumer groups, AARP Florida included, and pushed through legislation that will increase consumers’ monthly bills. We breakdown the top issues AARP Florida tracked.
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AARP Florida's primary concerns are that bill allows the increasing rates from what is already allowed and lacks sufficient underwriting protections. Additionally, there is no restriction against add-ons fees, which inevitably will be attached and significantly increase the cost to consumers.
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Homeowners beware! Unscrupulous contractors are conning residents into surrendering their home insurance policy claim rights and benefits. In the wake of Hurricane Michael, these instances are sure to grow.
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 Survey: Medicare Beneficiaries at Risk from Card-Replacement Scams
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