Fraud Alert: How to Avoid Scams

Tips to combat fraud.

AARP volunteers are giving presentations across the state to help Kentuckians protect themselves from fraud. Attendees learn how to use the AARP Fraud Watch Network to receive watchdog alerts about current scams, stay savvy about con artists’ latest tricks and share stories about fraud.

“It’s free to sign up, and anyone can call the hotline to talk to a real, live person about how to recognize and report fraud,” said Ron Bridges, AARP state director.

Fraud victims 55 and older lose an estimated $3 billion annually nationwide. The real amount may be much higher, however, because such crimes often go unreported because of embarrassment.

For details, go to or call 877-908-3360 toll-free.

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