Fraud Watch

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Scammers look to capitalize on the news of the moment, especially if the headlines can instill fear and motivate people to act. The ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus is no exception. While scientists and medical professionals are working overtime to find ways to test for and stem the spread of the virus, the Federal Trade Commission warns that bad actors are working hard to use this as an opportunity to deceive consumers and steal their money or sensitive information.
Shredding Bucket
AARP Louisiana is offering two sessions at which Bayou Staters can protect themselves from identity theft by shredding up to four boxes of personal documents such as bank statements, canceled checks and receipts.
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Don’t let crooks ruin New Year’s pledges
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AARP Campaign Raising Awareness of Most Common Seasonal Scams
Beware of holiday scams!
The holiday season is here, and that presents plenty of opportunities for scammers to spoil Alabamians’ celebrations. A few scams are specific to the holidays, but most are variations on everyday frauds, ramped up to match seasonal spikes in spending and web traffic.
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Special event featuring Frank Abagnale
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When you go into an airport, coffee shop or mall, connecting to free public Wi-Fi is convenient for sending emails, checking social media or even sending a text, but using it can be risky.
Fight fraud shred instead
AARP Washington and financial cooperative BECU are offering document-shredding services to protect people and their financial assets from fraud.
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College football fans can take advantage of discount tickets from AARP Colorado and watch the Air Force Academy Falcons play a conference foe, the Boise State Broncos, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m., at Falcons Stadium in Colorado Springs.
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