If you’ve been a victim of identity theft or some other kind of fraud, you are not alone. Nearly 70,000 North Carolinians filed claims of fraud, identity theft or other consumer complaints with the Federal Trade Commission in 2017.
AARP North Carolina joined Attorney General Josh Stein and State Representative Jason Saine (R) Lincolnton, when they introduced a proposal to strengthen North Carolina’s laws to prevent data breaches and to protect affected victims. The Attorney General and other state law enforcement officials have been part of AARP's efforts to protect North Carolinians from fraud and scams that target older adults.
Have you thought about how you can protect yourself from identity theft and fraud? Every two second someone’s identity is stolen. Last year, there were 13.1 million victims of identity theft in the United States. Identity theft, investment fraud and other scams cost Americans $18 billion last year alone. How can you outsmart con artists before the con you?
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