Scams & Fraud

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Contractor fraud and home improvement scams can cost homeowners thousands of dollars and leave them with shoddy workmanship, unfinished projects, or even damage to their homes.
Join us at 11:00 a.m. on June 12 as we launch PROTECT Week
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Check out your neighborhood's fraud and scam prevention events from June 12-24!
Protect Week
Learn how to spot, stop and report elder financial abuse. PROTECT Week, June 12-16, is the perfect time to remember seniors are vulnerable to financial abuse by loved ones and strangers. Beginning June 12 we will be streaming a series of FREE workshops, webinars, interviews and tele-town halls with leading experts on elder financial abuse on our Facebook and YouTube channels.
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Fight fraud, shred instead!
As elder fraud and other scams hit older Marylanders, watchdogs and prosecutors ramp up their efforts.
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Here’s what you need to know about the two primary ways people are defrauded using gift cards.
The 445th Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended Monday, April 10, 2023. Over the 90 days of the legislative session, dozens of AARP Maryland volunteers reviewed hundreds of bills, from expanding broadband to behavioral health services, testified before the house and senate committees, met with lawmakers, and convened in Annapolis to discuss AARP’s legislative priorities.
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AARP and Volunteers of America have developed a program to provide emotional support for people who fall prey to scam artists.
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This article goes over a common type of scam that targets social security recipients.
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