Scams & Fraud

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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.
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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!
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Learn about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones at our free, two-part webinar.
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Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar.
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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...
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Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar
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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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By Kathleen Connell, State Director
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AARP Rhode Island warns there are plenty of reputable contests and sweepstakes out there (including some from AARP), and let’s be honest, winning feels great! However, there are questionable characters out there who are trying to hook you on winning to reel in the profits for themselves.
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