Scams & Fraud

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AARP Rhode Island urges passing into law The Elder Adult Financial Exploitation Act
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Tip-offs to Rip-offs: How to spot a con before they spot you
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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and AARP North Carolina is working with other advocates for the aging to help prevent exploitation, abuse and neglect of older adults in the state.
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We welcome a special guest contributor with a message for Kentucky on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021. LaDonna Koebel is the Executive Director for the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Senior Protection.
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Join us for a weeklong series of free workshops and telephone town halls spotlighting elder financial abuse.
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Get the latest info on fraud and scams
Scam Alert
Fake government grant offers have become more prevalent during the Coronavirus global pandemic. Even though collecting cash sounds nice, anytime you receive an offer for “free money” that seems “too good to be true” you should go with your instinct and ignore it. Fake grant offers are scams designed to steal your money and personal information. Here are some tips to avoid government grant scams:
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AARP Washington is offering Tip-Offs to Rip-Offs, interactive events that will feature resources from AARP, Nomorobo and local law enforcement agencies on robocall scams in cities across the state, including Bellingham, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane and Wenatchee.
Digital fraud
The Federal Trade Commission’s 2020 fraud report showed a spike in reported scams in Oklahoma, driven in part by opportunists taking advantage of the COVID pandemic. 
Definition of fraud
Tune in every other Friday for tips on stopping common frauds and scams.
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