Scams & Fraud

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Triple-digit temperatures and notoriously busy Dallas-Fort Worth traffic were no match for 1,074 citizens who attended an evening event featuring Frank W. Abagnale at the Eisemann Center in Richardson on August 15, sponsored by AARP.
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It’s back to school season and for many parents and grandparents of college students, and that may mean looking for ways to help pay for school. Please beware of scholarship, financial aid and government grant scams. Fraudsters guarantee to award a scholarship as long as you pay an upfront processing fee for their services, but then you never see any scholarship money. To apply for true federal student aid, use the FAFSA, the official online form which is free to submit. Save your money and put it towards education instead.
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With Government Imposter Scams skyrocketing in recent months, AARP Alabama Seeks to Empower Alabamians with These Simple Tips
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AARP’s Terri Worman was a guest WLS Chicago's Windy City Live to discuss an exciting free event featuring Identity theft expert Frank W. Abagnale to discuss how everyone can protect themselves from frauds and scams.
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Florida is no stranger to hurricane and scam artists. Natural disasters often bring an influx of con artists ready to take advantage of suffering and confusion.
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National Night Out (NNO) is America's Night Out Against Crime. Events held across the country enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. And, they provide a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together for fun, food and activities. Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network at one of the events listed below. Visit our Fraud Watch Network table to get tips to spot and avoid scams like identity theft, investment fraud, and holiday scams, as well as ongoing updates from resources like Watchdog Alerts and a scam-tracking map that provides real-time alerts from law enforcement in your community.
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Florida property owners, listen up: The rules have changed on how you can get your home repaired after a hurricane or other natural disaster by letting a contractor deal directly with your insurance company.
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