Last year, scammers stole $30 million from Iowans. We need state legislators to step up to better protect us. AARP is advocating for legislation that makes it more difficult for scammers to take advantage of Iowans.
AARP Iowa is encouraging local groups to schedule AARP Fraud Watch Network presentations in 2022. Trained volunteers are eager to help protect older Iowans by sharing the latest information about how to spot and avoid financial scams.
Phishing scams aim to acquire valuable personal and financial data — such as your Social Security number, credit card details or passwords for online accounts — to steal your identity, your money or both. They are mostly associated with email but can come in many forms, including social media, pop-up ads, “vishing” (voice phishing by phone), “smishing” (phishing by text message) and “pharming” (drawing victims to bogus websites).