The biggest shopping season of the year is, unfortunately, also the biggest scamming season. Criminals are out in force during the holidays trying to steal your money and personal information. Learn about ways to help protect you and your loved ones.
Do you know ways to help keep your aging loved ones from losing money to scams and fraud? We’ll share important information that could help you keep them safe during our free webinar.
If you’ve been the victim of a scam and don’t know where to turn, we’re here to help! Volunteers from our Fraud Watch Network Helpline will be standing by to talk to you live during our first-ever, online “Fraudcast” – a special event we’ve planned just for you!
When it comes to affording the medications our doctors prescribe, we all have heard about cost-cutting measures. Pill splitting, skipping doses, not filling prescriptions, and shopping through online pharmacies are all common practices. However, when it comes to health outcomes and fraud, many of these practices have some serious risks.
What is AARP doing in other states when it comes to improving multicultural communities? How are AARP state offices working to help meet the needs of family caregivers and those taking care of their loved ones? How is it helping people picture their own retirement by helping them save more, and protecting them from fraud, scams and elder abuse?
Have you received an unsolicited call for tech support lately? Beware, it probably is a fraud. Companies like Microsoft or Apple will never call you. Today’s con artists are getting sneakier. So how do you identify or recognize fraud? Where do you report it? This week on Real Life, learn more about the newest types of fraud targeting Americans of all ages. You will also learn how you can protect yourself with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. With the free Fraud Watch Network, members and non-members alike can get the con-artists’ playbook, receive fraud alerts, learn about local events and more. Real Life will look at AARP’s efforts to fight fraud in North Carolina and across the nation with this week’s guest Rosa Maymi, AARP project advisor. Listen to Real Life on the audio link or on your local Real Life station.
March 26 – Lexington, Scam Jam, Lexington Senior Center, 555-B West Center Street Ext., Lexington, 1:00 – 4:00. Free. NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is the keynote speaker. Also speaking are representatives of the NC Attorney General’s Office, the NC Department of Insurance Senior Medicare Patrol, Secretary of State’s Securities Division, Better Business Bureau, and AARP. Advance registration is required; to register please call 336/242-2290. Deadline to register is March 22.
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