Scams & Fraud

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Do you know about the latest ways scammers are targeting people during the holidays? You can keep yourself and loved ones safe with help from our holiday scams webinar.
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Older North Carolinians are under the constant threat of fraud and scams. In 2020, there were over 67,000 reported cases of fraud in the state and residents lost $31.6 million to fraudulent activities. The AARP Fraud Watch Network can help you identify, avoid and report suspicious activity.
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Free Resources Identify Top Scams Facing North Carolina’s Military Community and Ways to Fight Back
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AARP Survey: Veterans More Likely to Lose Money to Scams Than Civilians
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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and AARP North Carolina is working with other advocates for the aging to help prevent exploitation, abuse and neglect of older adults in the state.
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AARP is committed to keeping your finances safe from fraud this tax season. Before filing your tax returns, take a look at some tips and tricks to avoid scammers and keep your personal information protected:  
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From phony puppy websites to fake COVID cleaning supplies to miracle cures, fraudsters have found new ways to take advantage of people during the coronavirus pandemic.
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AARP is committed to keeping your heart (and your finances!) safe from scammers this February. Read on for tips about how to protect yourself from romance scams.
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This week, AARP volunteers from North Carolina were joined by volunteers from other states and national experts in outreach as they conducted Facebook event as well as a "Fraud University" to better educate people about the wide array of frauds and scams that target older adults.
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August scam alerts
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