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Scam Alert
Peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platforms like Venmo, PayPal, Cash App, Apple Pay and Zelle allow consumers to transfer funds online or through an app quickly from their bank account to other people or businesses. In a recent ElderWatch survey 43 percent of Coloradans 50+ indicated that they use these apps for the recommended purpose, transferring funds to friends and family. But beware, scammers are requesting payment via P2P apps more and more. Here are some tips to help stay safe:
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Kansas City area residents who want to sharpen their computer skills can enroll in free classes at the Microsoft store at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park.
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Learn the latest about how to protect yourself and your family online at Fraud Watch Network workshops AARP is sponsoring during evenings this summer at the Microsoft Store at Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Road, Space 1410, Beachwood, OH 44122.
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WASHINGTON, D.C . – With romance scammers using the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network today called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users. AARP North Carolina is inviting its members and the general public to become involved in the national campaign by signing an online petition.
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Interested in how technology can help older District residents? Concerned about staying safe online? Then this FREE workshop from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is for you.  Attend "Stay Safe, Healthy and Connected" at FCC Headquarters on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 12 PM. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.  If you are not able to attend in person, you can access the workshop online. For more information, go to:  http://www.fcc.gov/events/workshop-older-americans-stay-safe-healthy-and-connected
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A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.  The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” surveyed over 11,000 people nationally and 988 in Georgia. The national study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the combination of online behaviors and life experiences that put a person at the greatest risk of being scammed.
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New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud
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How you feel may just be the determining factor when it comes to scammers getting their hook, line and sinker into you.  A first-of-its-kind AARP study takes an in-depth look at what Granite Staters are doing (or not doing) to put themselves at a higher risk for on-line fraud.  
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What traits do victims of online fraud share, and how can you protect yourself from becoming a victim? The answers to these questions and more may be found in a new national study released today by AARP which identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.   The report, “ Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” a national survey of 11,000 adults, finds that 34 million Internet users may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile.
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