AARP Fraud Watch Network has received reports of door-to- door, telephone, email and ad scams offering bogus COVID-19 testing kits and cures and promising stimulus checks.
AARP Maryland, working with state government and consumer advocates, is promoting Protect Week, starting Monday, June 15, to raise awareness about fraud, and provide resources to prevent scams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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