One in five seniors over age 65 have been the victims of fraud, losing a staggering $2.9 billion a year to identity thieves and con artists. Unfortunately, even more is lost to exploiters who are family, friends or caregivers. To assist Marylanders in identifying and combatting fraud, the Office of the Attorney General, Office of the Comptroller, AARP Maryland, CCCSMD (Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland), the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, the Commissioner of Financial Regulation from the Maryland Department of Labor, and a coalition of consumer protection groups today announced a statewide public awareness campaign during PROTECT Week (Protecting Older Americans from Financial Exploitation), June 15-20, 2020.
The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to be on the lookout for IRS impersonation calls, texts and email phishing attempts about the coronavirus or COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. These scams can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.
AARP Maryland advierte sobre una nueva estafa dirigida a las comunidades hispanas/latinas de Maryland. Un sitio web fraudulento de bitcoines tiene como objetivo atraer a nuevos inversores con la falsa esperanza de ganancias financieras, combinada con amenazas de reportar a quienes están indocumentados.
AARP advocates on policy issues that matter most to Marylanders age 50 and over and their families. In our state legislative advocacy, we rely on our hundreds of volunteers and more than 870,000 members across Maryland. Read on to learn what we focus on and how you can be a part of it!
Medicare Open Enrollment season is here, which means it is also Medicare fraud season. Between now and December 7th seniors across the country will be shopping for the best deal for their health care dollar. Unfortunately some of the deals they will be offered won’t be deals at all.
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