Scams & Fraud
Seventy-five-year-old Army veteran Lester Rodgers, Jr. lives in Chatham County on a fixed income. When his wife passed away, he worried that he would not have enough money to keep his home.
Fighting Back Against Unscrupulous Brokerage Companies
RALEIGH -- AARP joined Attorney General Josh Stein today when he announced two wins for consumers: a temporary restraining order against an unlicensed contractor who was running a fraudulent contracting scheme and shutting down out-of-state robocallers in Texas.
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.
Free Resources Identify Top Scams Facing North Carolina’s Military Community and Ways to Fight Back
AARP Survey: Veterans More Likely to Lose Money to Scams Than Civilians
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.
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:
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.
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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