AARP Idaho, in conjunction with the Boise Police Department, is hosting a free Consumer Fraud Workshop designed as a fun, educational and interactive event where participants learn to avoid today’s scams while getting the tools and resources they need to protect themselves.
As part of the fight against fraud and identity theft, AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host Scam Jams in Pocatello and Idaho Falls. The events take place on May 14 and 15 and feature local speakers from the Attorney General’s office, Better Business Bureau, local law enforcement, Idaho Department of Insurance and more. These interactive and informative conferences give participants the tools and resources they need to stay protected from online identity theft, fraud and scams.
AARP Idaho and Boise State University computer science graduate students invites you to an exciting education opportunity. Join us on Wednesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 15 at 2:30pm at the offices of AARP Idaho. There is free two hour visitor parking on the east side of the building.
Tax season will be soon upon us, and scammers posing as Internal Revenue Service officials continue to call, saying you owe taxes and better pay up. They threaten to arrest or deport people, revoke a license, or even shut down a business. How do they do it? By rigging caller ID information to appear as if the IRS is calling, and sometimes even making a follow-up call claiming to be the police or the Department of Motor Vehicles.
A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud. The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” surveyed over 11,000 people nationally and 811 in the state of Idaho. According to the survey, 31 percent of Internet users in Idaho may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile.
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