Scams & Fraud

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Learn of the latest scams and fraud
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We are in an Age of Information overload. Learn how media literacy principles can help you make sense of your digital media environment.
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Deep within the internet is the Dark Web, a space where criminals can anonymously buy and sell illegal goods and private information. Known as the “Internet Godfather,” Brett Johnson created one of the dark web’s first online stores where criminals and scammers can anonymously sell illegal goods and private information. Eventually, he was caught and convicted.  Now, after serving seven years in prison, Brett works to stop criminal enterprise and consults for the Secret Service and the cybersecurity industry.
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Even during these turbulent times, it's important that we are staying safe and vigilant from scammers. AARPNY wants to ensure that you have all of the relevant information about coronavirus scams so you know what to look out for and how to best protect your family.
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At a time that may feel like a bleak confluence of a public health crisis and economic uncertainty – as COVID cases and unemployment rates continue to rise – it is important to know the risks of small-dollar payday and auto-title loans.
Scam Alert
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is warning North Dakotans of a recent increase in the number of people reporting scam calls claiming that their Social Security number had been compromised. Unfortunately, several people have fallen victim to the scam.
Protect your identity
Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud. The Identity Theft and Fraud: How to Protect Yourself webinar is offered at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. To register, click here.
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In today's age of technology, scammers have never been more active. Learn about different types of scams so that you don't fall victim to one.
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You can stay one step ahead of misinformation if you know the three most helpful questions to ask yourself while surfing the web. This free webinar will equip you with helpful tools and resources like the AARP Fact Tracker, which has been designed to help you distinguish fact from fiction online.
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