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Scams & Fraud

Making it easier to report suspicious activity
CHARLOTTE — Did you know that one-out-of every ten older adults in the US experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation every year?
AARP Triangle and Carolina Mudcats are ready to strike out fraud and identity theft!
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.
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.
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