Scams & Fraud

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Mississippi’s more than 200,000 military veterans and active-duty service members are at risk of being targeted by scammers. AARP recently launched the AARP Veterans Fraud Center, a new online education and resource center to help protect veterans, service members and their families against fraud.
AARP Fraud Watch Network Events
In the month of April, AARP Mississippi has planned events to help Mississippians protect themselves from fraud and scams. Check them out!
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All crimes that seek to steal money or sensitive information through deception are loathsome. But perhaps the most pernicious involves crimes of the heart. Online romance fraud is rampant and growing according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and it isn’t just dating sites where these criminals lurk.
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AARP Mississippi invites you to a virtual event called, Preventing Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17. To register for this online event, click here.
Protect your identity
Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud. The Identity Theft and Fraud: How to Protect Yourself webinar is offered at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. To register, click here.
AARP Fraud Watch Network
AARP Fraud Watch Network has received reports of door-to- door, telephone, email and ad scams offering bogus COVID-19 testing kits and cures and promising stimulus checks.
COVID19 Scam Alert
Scammers look to capitalize on the news of the moment, especially if the headlines can instill fear and motivate people to act. The ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus is no exception. While scientists and medical professionals are working overtime to find ways to test for and stem the spread of the virus, the Federal Trade Commission warns that bad actors are working hard to use this as an opportunity to deceive consumers and steal their money or sensitive information.
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Learn about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones at our free, two-part webinar.
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AARP Mississippi and the Mississippi Public Service Commission will host a Broadband Tech Night Workshop at the Collins Civic Center, located on 3220 U.S. 49 in Collins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The workshop will feature AARP Mississippi representatives and Sam Britton, Southern District Public Service Commissioner.
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Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar.
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