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Scams & Fraud

AARP is hitting the road with the Iowa Insurance Division and the state Office of the Attorney General to educate consumers about how to spot and avoid scams.
The phone rings and the caller claims that your utilities will be shut off if you don’t immediately pay up—using a gift card. Or he says you’ve won a prize, but to claim it, you must first use a gift card to pay an upfront fee.
Gift cards are popular and convenient… and not just for gifts. Con artists have latched onto gift cards as a quick form of payment in their scams. We need state legislators to step up to better protect us. AARP Iowa is advocating for common sense legislation that would require retailers selling gift cards to post a notice informing consumers about what gift card scams are and who to contact if they suspect a scam.
AARP Iowa has trained Fraud Watch Network volunteers ready to educate Iowans on how to spot and avoid the latest scams.
Help protect against identify theft by safely disposing of personal documents you no longer need at one of two AARP Iowa shredding events this month.
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.
Even during the coronavirus pandemic, AARP Iowa is encouraging local groups to schedule virtual Fraud Watch Network presentations.
Join us for a free online series to learn how to spot and stop scams, protect yourself online, and prevent elder financial exploitation.
AARP Iowa is backing two proposals to provide better protection against home-repair fraud.
Learn about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones at our free, two-part webinar.
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