Scams & Fraud

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The AARP Fraud Watch Network is helping Minnesotans 50-plus and others avoid becoming victims with two virtual fraud prevention events that will focus on a wide variety of impostor scams and recent reports to its helpline.
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Have you ever gotten a suspicious text or phone call from someone needing money or access to your financial information? How about a new love interest wanting gift cards in order to come visit? Have you gotten a pop-up on your computer that says it has a virus and someone needs to take over your laptop to fix it?
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The Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Minneapolis Field Office has announced that Jay Haapala, Associate State Director of Community Engagement for AARP Minnesota, is the recipient of the 2020 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA).
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Join us for a free online series and learn how to spot and stop scams, protect yourself from cyber crimes, and prevent elder financial exploitation.
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The Perfect Scam Podcast
Joan Palmquist
Knowledge is power—don’t get played
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Learn about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones at our free, two-part webinar.
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Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar.
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Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar
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A network of Fraud Fighter volunteers with AARP Minnesota educate our members and the public about consumer fraud and identity theft. They offer formal presentations to community groups, but also spread the word with their family and friends to help everyone avoid financial crime.
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