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AARP Massachusetts Launches Fraud Talk Tuesday series

Scammers are always coming up with new ways to take your money. From romance scams to Medicare fraud and everything in between, it can be tough to stay up to date on the latest ploys.  During our Fraud Talk Tuesdays, we break down a different scam each month, provide information on how to protect yourself, and answer your questions.  All in 30 minutes or less!

Fraud Talk Tuesdays, 2nd Tuesday of each month, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

 June 14: Online Relationship Scams 

Adults of all ages are going online in hopes of finding love and companionship. Three in 10 U.S. adults have used a dating website or app, including 1 in 5 Americans ages 50 to 64, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. But seeking romantic bliss online can have a major downside: Cyberspace is full of scammers eager to take advantage of lonely hearts.

Join us for a live Zoom discussion and Q&A on how to spot a romance scam. Register here for the June session.

July 12: Tech Support and Public Wi-Fi Scams and Ransomware 

Scammers can reach you whether you're at home or out and about. Public Wi-Fi networks may lack strong security protections, making it easier for tech-savvy scammers to break into them.  Other scammers call you and pretend to be connected with a familiar security software company and ask to have remote access to your device.

Join us for a live Zoom discussion and Q&A on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams, wherever you are. Register here for the July session.

August 9: Vacation, Travel and Cruise Scams 

These days, travel starts on the internet. But as you research destinations online and comb travel sites for savings on lodging and flights, keep a sharp eye out for deceptive offers and outright scams that could cost you a bundle. 

Join us for a live Zoom discussion and Q&A on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from vacation scams. Register here for August session.

September 13: Debt Relief, Debt Collection and Credit Repair Scams 

"Phantom debts” are phony bills that crooks insist you need to pay, pronto. What's truly ghoulish are the criminals trying to scare you into thinking you will be sued, arrested or thrown in jail for a bill that was never yours in the first place.

Join us for a live Zoom discussion and Q&A on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from debt collector and credit card scams. Register here for September session.

Keep checking back for information on October, November, and December sessions.

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