MAY 28, 2019
Tell Your Legislators: Vote YES on Prescription Drug Reform
JUN 4, 2019
Illegal Robocalls and Spoofing
MAY 3, 2019
Is the high cost of your prescription drugs making you sick? Mainers are sharing their stories.
MAY 3, 2019
Join AARP for our free monthly social events all across Maine! They’re a great way to meet new people and find out what we’re doing in your community. The first beverage - either alcoholic or non-alcoholic - at each event is on us. Bring a friend - all are welcome!
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Maine for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
Fake checks are the darlings of many scam artists, from bogus lottery winnings, fake employment opportunities, to phony grant awards. Whatever the story, the scam artist sends you a check and then asks you to use it to buy gift cards or wire money to them. You deposit the check into your account, and when it bounces, you are responsible for covering those funds. There is no legitimate reason why someone who gives you money would need you to send money back to them.
Think it sounds like a great gig to wrap your car with advertisements for money? It turns out that these offers can be perfect opportunities for scammers to steal your money. When you sign up, they send you a check and ask you to wire part of the money to the graphic designer or installation company. After you wire the money, the check they gave you bounces and you’re out the cash you wired. Do your research on companies before providing your personal or financial information and remember that big money offers are often scams.
The Fraud Watch Network Helpline is inundated with calls about scams involving investing in start-ups. Scammers make up elaborate details about hot investment opportunities, or may try to sell you a vague or nonexistent product. As they pressure you to invest, they flaunt their wildly accomplished resume, and offer unrealistic promises, including guaranteed high returns. Don’t trust someone’s pitch without doing your research. The promise of guaranteed returns is a big red flag. Find out if the investment product is registered with the SEC or your state securities agency. And if it sounds too good to be true, you can bet it likely is.
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