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Scam Alert
With more Coloradans staying home than ever during the global Coronavirus pandemic, it is important that we review some the ways that scammers might try and take advantage of isolated, financially strapped or bored people:
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Scam Alert
Every 10 years the United States conducts a census to count all of the people living in our country. Because the Census attempts to contact all people, it is reasonable to believe that scammers might try and take advantage of this opportunity to attempt to collect personal and financial information. Knowing how the Census works will help you avoid potential Census scams. Here are a few things you should know:
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Online dating sites and social media platforms have become one of the most popular ways for people of all ages to meet friends, significant others and spouses. While most people have good intentions when meeting others online, scammers have also been known to use dating sites, social media sites and apps (ex. Facebook, Instagram, Words with Friends, etc.) to obtain money, gifts or personal information.
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Want to help combat scammers? AARP Vermont is looking for more fraud fighting volunteers to staff tables and give talks.
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Auto repairs are a fact of life for anyone with a vehicle. While most auto mechanics are trustworthy, there are some who are out to make a quick buck.
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Join AARP Alabama for a presentation by Frank Abagnale on how to spot & avoid scams so you can protect yourself.
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While using cash or a debit card to pay for purchases prevents tacked-on interest charges and helps you to stay on budget, you should still pay with credit cards this holiday season because they are the most protective payment choice.
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