In a recent AARP survey, 92 percent of Idaho adults said they are concerned about providing personal information over the Internet. Even so, of those who have a Facebook account and are familiar with its privacy settings, one in five said they had never changed the settings.
AARP is spreading the word about ways to guard against scams through its Fraud Watch Network. Open to people of all ages, the network keeps tabs on emerging scams, advises how to recognize and avoid them, and asks individuals to share information on fraud in their communities. The network also publicizes local events such as the upcoming May 7 Scam Jam in Rupert, where experts will share tips on how to guard against scams.
For more information and to sign up for fraud watch alerts, go to aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.