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.
On the heels of a new March 2015 report showing Maryland ranks sixth in the US overall in the number of reported fraud complaints and 10th overall in identity theft complaints, the AARP Fraud Watch Network (FWN) offers tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from the top ten scams reported by Marylanders in 2014. See below for a list of the top ten complaints from Maryland victims.
Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams. Last year alone, 12.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft that’s one person victimized every 3 seconds. With scammers busy thinking up new ways to steal your money, how can you protect yourself and your family?
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