protect yourself from fraud!

— Be Wary of Door-to-Door Home Security Sales The summer months unleash door-to-door sales agents across the country. We’ve received reports of a scam run by con artists claiming to be from home security companies. While many home security companies conduct legitimate business using door-to-door sales agents, be wary of anyone using high-pressure tactics or creating a false sense of urgency – common traits of a scam! How It Works: It may be a scam if an agent comes to your …

— WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the federal government undertakes a major initiative to issue new identification cards to the Medicare beneficiaries in Michigan and nationwide, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program. In response, AARP — including AARP Michigan — will participate in an education campaign to raise awareness among consumers about Medicare Card scams. The year-long national effort to mail …

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— The year may be winding down, but not the ploys that have proved most successful for scammers. In the link below, you can find the top fraud trends for 2017. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2016/2017-scams-to-avoid.html We at AARP Georgia want this holiday season to be merry and bright for all of you! With a few practical steps, you can protect yourself. Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on fraud prevention.

Operation Protect Veterans AARP Nevada Fraud scams

— New Research Finds Military Veterans Victimized by Scams Twice as Often as Nonveterans WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP North Carolina today announced that it is joining forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans — a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities across North Carolina and nationwide. With a …

— Looking to liven up your home this summer? Re-pave the driveway or cut down that tree you’re afraid will get knocked down in a storm? Beware of scam artist contractors. When embarking on a home improvement project, it’s best to seek out a contractor instead of hiring someone who solicits you. Typically, sketchy contractors will knock on your door claiming to notice that you have a major problem that needs to be fixed immediately, and that they can fix it …

— During the holiday season, reports of fraud, theft, and all sorts of scams aimed at taking advantage of people during a time of giving are numerous. Despite this, fraud isn’t solely a holiday issue. Fraud happens every day, all year long. Thieves, scammers, and crooks are out there looking to take advantage of our trusting nature. To better educate and protect Nevadans, AARP Nevada and our special guests from the Nevada Office of Consumer Affairs and the Nevada Fight Fraud Taskforce, …

— The AARP Fraud Watch Network Scam Alert for July 20, 2016. The summer months are prime time for home repair scams. A common tactic involves a “contractor” coming to your door and offering to do work on your home at a steep discount. He or she will likely demand payment up front — and then disappear. Or the so-called contractor will do the work but it will be shoddy. Or, they’ll demand more money to finish the job. To avoid home repair rip-offs, …

—   This spring has been a busy month for AARP Pennsylvania staff and volunteers across the Commonwealth. As the weather warmed up, so did activities in Pittsburgh. In addition to carrying on our community service work through volunteers, AARP has continued its partnership with key stakeholders on initiatives to ensure that Pittsburgh is a livable community for all. AARP has also been active on caregiver issues and fraud prevention. Here’s just a sample of what AARP has been up to in Pittsburgh: …

— As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Idaho is joining with the Boise Police Department to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. The Shred Fest will be held on Wednesday, April 27th at City Hall West in Boise and is available to everyone…AARP member or not. Shredding services begins at 10:00 a.m., and will continue until 1:00 p.m., …

— Join AARP SC for a Day at the State Fair on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The AARP Pavilion will be located in Rosewoods. You’ll find information from the AARP Fraud Watch Network, resources for caregivers, and the exciting Life Reimagined photo booth will capture your creativity. Several state agencies that provide resources to older adults will join us as well. The AARP Pavilion will be open from 10 am until 3 pm. You must purchase a ticket to enter the …