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AARP Louisiana State President Bobby Savoie, warns of financial aid and government grant scams that guarantee to award a scholarship if you pay an upfront cost.
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AARP Louisiana State President Bobby Savoie, warns of scam that involves receiving text or email messages from someone misrepresenting themselves as your boss and asking you to render them a favor.
Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram provide a convenient way to connect with friends and family. It is important to remember that scammers also use these platforms to find victims. Scammers often create fake profiles and pretend to either be someone you know, someone you want to know or an entity you trust. Because there are fake profiles it is difficult to know who you can trust. The following are some red flags that you might be targeted by a scammer on Facebook or other social media platform:
Western Union Store New York City
The 5/31 DEADLINE IS ALMOST HERE: If you were tricked into wiring money to scammers using Western Union, you may be eligible to get at least some of your money back. The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice came to a $586 million settlement with Western Union last year. If you sent money through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, and lost it to a scammer, you may be eligible for a refund. Visit or the Maine Attorney General's Office to learn more.
File Grab
Scammers are now going to the Social Security Administration website and setting up “my Social Security” accounts of workers that are of retirement age in an attempt to steal their retirement benefits. People age 62 and older face the highest risk of this scam.
Frank Abagnale Las Vegas
Join AARP Hawaii for a Telephone Town Hall and Facebook live featuring identity theft expert Frank Abagnale on Wednesday Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m.
The Internet is a gold mine for con artists. Criminals use a variety of scams to defraud Internet users, ranging from simple frauds to complex hacking.
Scammers posing as IRS agents or Treasury Department officials are continuing their deceptive ways. First and foremost, it is important to remember the IRS will first contact you through the mail. If you receive a phone call or suspicious email or text from the IRS, chances are it’s a scammer posing as an IRS agent. Are you still unsure? Here are some red flags that the call, email or text you received is not really the IRS:
That all-inclusive vacation—is it too good to be true? How about the charmer you met online who professes love and then asks for money?
Fraud - It's Everybody's Business
Scammers and con artists are busy at work! But don't let your guard are a few scam alerts to keep you safe and secure from crooks.
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