One of the most common scams is government impostors, where you may get a phone call, an email, or a visit to your home from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service or some other government agency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently reported victims lost nearly $153 million to government impostor scams in 2019 – a staggering amount.
They pretend to be IRS agents or Census officials, someone on a dating site or even your grandchild telling you they’re in trouble. They’re impostor scammers—and they’re after YOUR money and YOUR personal information.
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.
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!
Spring cleaning should include old tax documents and records you can't just toss in the trash. Again this year, AARP Rhode Island is offering a solution. Make plans to drop off documents that include private information at locations in Providence and Newport. Scammers will hate you for this...
Stop identify theft in its tracks! Free document shredding this Saturday, November, 17, 9 a.m.-noon at the Edward King House, 35 King St., Newport. #AARPRI #FraudWpatch is pleased to provide this service. Learn more... http://spr.ly/6181EBCCT
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