New laws that provide South Dakota residents with greater consumer protections—championed by AARP South Dakota and its volunteers at the state capitol—take effect July 1.
Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Helping South Dakotans fight back against fraud is a priority for AARP South Dakota and that's why this month we are hosting the third annual Operation : Stop Scams Tour. As tax season comes to a close, join AARP volunteers at free fraud seminars and shredding events in communities across South Dakota.
As we enter the holiday season, once again it pays to be vigilant to avoid scams or slip-ups that could put a damper on your celebrations. Here are some of the ways you can keep your holidays happy:
The AARP Fraud Watch Network was recently debriefed by the Office of the Acting Inspector General (OIG) of a new telephone scam that is becoming more prevalent by the day. Scammers are spoofing the Social Security Administration’s 1-800 number (which means they make it appears on your caller ID as if the actual federal agency is calling you) in order to get you to provide vital personal information.
The battle to protect your identity is getting a little easier – or at least cheaper. A new law goes into effect September 21 that will make it free to lock your credit file by freezing it with the three major credit rating companies.
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