Scams & Fraud
Illinois ranked 16th per capita in the number of fraud and other incidents in 2022, with nearly $200 million in fraud losses, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
AARP’s Terri Worman was a guest WLS Chicago's Windy City Live to discuss an exciting free event featuring Identity theft expert Frank W. Abagnale to discuss how everyone can protect themselves from frauds and scams.
Learn about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones at our free, two-part webinar.
Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar.
During the holiday season, AARP Illinois is reminding members how to protect themselves from fraud and scams.
Join our series of online Q&A sessions to learn how to avoid them.
There are thousands of scammers praying on the most vulnerable of us. Some of these swindlers' pitches seem too good to be true. In these cases, they are. AARP scoured the internet looking for the latest scams. We’ve put together some from the FTC and fraud-focused websites to help you be a fraud fighter!
Chicago, IL. – With Americans losing tens of billions of dollars annually to investment fraud schemes, what mindsets and behaviors are common among those who fall victim? A new survey by the AARP Fraud Watch Network finds that the most susceptible typically exhibit an unusually high degree of confidence in unregulated investments and tend to trade more actively than the general investor population. More of the investment scam victims also reported that they value wealth accumulation as a significant measure of success in life and acknowledged being open to unsolicited telephone and email sales pitches.
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