AARP Fraud Watch Network

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As we enter tax-filing season, it pays to be aware of the signs that point to possible tax identity theft.
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Microsoft Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Consumers Have Encountered the Scam
Kalispell Fraud Event
AARP and host of experts conduct “how-to” workshop in Kalispell on keeping sharp, spotting scams, avoiding fraud
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Helena, MT—A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, and the survey results indicate that thousands nationwide are engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information.
Tax Scam Man
To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network launches an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video (see below), a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Montana tied with Kentucky at spot 40 in ID theft complaints.
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