Scams & Fraud

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Join us for a free 30-minute webinar and leave empowered and prepared with knowledge and tools to help you avoid Medicare scams.
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Studies have shown that if you are aware of a specific scam, you are 80% less likely to engage with it, and if you do engage, you’re 40% less likely to lose money or sensitive information. So, when it comes to scams and fraud, knowledge is indeed power. But how can we spread that knowledge around, so more people are empowered to protect themselves?
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The tight housing market is fertile ground for rental scams. Learn the signs before you sign on the dotted line.
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School supplies have hit the store shelves, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for one last summer trip. But beware, because the pool of last-minute travel deals is filled with sharks.
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Consumers have reported losing a record-breaking $5.8 billion to fraud in 2021—with imposter scams skyrocketing, according to a new report by the FTC.
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The numbers are in, and they’re headed in the wrong direction.  According to new statistics from the Federal Trade Commission, Washington consumers lost more than $135 million to fraud in 2021, nearly double the amount lost in 2020.
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One out of every three American veterans has had a scammer try and steal their benefits. Learn how to spot and stop these schemes.
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Renting a home or apartment is a big expense but it could be an even bigger one if the rental is a scam. Criminals copy legitimate listings and look for easy cash by collecting the first month’s rent, deposit, and application fees and then bolt before handing over the keys. Numerous versions of rental frauds abound – some are bait-and-switch while others will attempt to rent out properties that are already leased or otherwise unavailable.  
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One out of every three American veterans has had a scammer try and steal their benefits. This statistic highlights how veterans, active-duty service members and their families are nearly 40% more likely to lose money to scams and fraud. To help combat this AARP recently launched an online resource center focused on veterans-related scams. 
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Learn ways to spot and stop scammers on social media.
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