To celebrate the state launch of the Fraud Watch Network, AARP Hawaii is hosting a tele-town hall on April 18 at 9 a.m. Experts leading the event will reveal top scams in the islands, as reported to the Better Business Bureau, and will unveil new research findings about behaviors that leave consumers in Hawaii vulnerable to fraud.
In addition, AARP is hosting “scam jams” in April on Oahu and Maui, in May on the Big Island, and in June on Kauai, along with opportunities to shred documents on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii.
Older Americans are bilked out of an estimated $3 billion a year.
To learn about AARP Hawaii’s fraud prevention events in your community, request a speaker for your group or find out how you can get involved as a volunteer, go to aarp.cvent.com/hifraudwatch2015. To sign up for watchdog alerts about scams currently happening in your community, go to aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.