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Scams & Fraud

Lewis advises listeners to regularly review their Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs) or Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) to ensure all charges are accurate and to contact their primary care provider if anything seems suspicious.
ATLANTA, Georgia— Fraud and robocalls are more than just a nuisance—they're a significant threat to consumers' finances and well-being. In the latest episode of AARP Georgia’s “Nothing But a Number,” Hilary Williams Thomas, Senior Associate State Director of Advocacy and Outreach with AARP Georgia, sits down with Anna Burns, Regional Director for the Southeast Region of the Federal Trade Commission, to mull over valuable insights on how to identify and protect yourself from various scams.
In this podcast episode, we peel back the layers of some of the most prevalent scams targeting older Georgians.
As part of AARP Georgia's commitment to empowering and safeguarding our community, we've compiled five essential tips to help you protect yourself against fraud.
ATLANTA, Georgia — In the latest episode of ‘Nothing But a Number,’ we embarked on an eye-opening exploration into the duplicitous world of romance scams. Hosted by Senior Associate State Director of Advocacy and Outreach at AARP Georgia, Hilary Williams Thomas, this episode features a compelling conversation with Kate Kleinart, a brave survivor of a romance scam.
Joe Gavalis and Dan Flynn each spent their careers in law enforcement going after hard-core criminals, including some in organized crime. Now retirees, the two Georgians are using their combined 75-plus years of experience to take on elder abuse.
After four decades as a smart-money, anti-fraud crusader, Clark Howard, who turns 68 this month, isn't slowing down. He talks with the AARP Bulletin about money, work, health and retirement.
Georgia consumers reported $158 million in fraud losses in 2022, according to FTC data.
AARP Georgia is teaming up with some of the state’s most popular athletes to promote AARP’s Fraud Watch Network.
AARP Georgia and four members of the national champion University of Georgia football team have come together to help Georgians stay safe from fraud and scams through releasing a video promoting the organization’s Fraud Watch Network (FWN).
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