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Scam Jams Offer Tips on How to Avoid Fraud

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Texans can learn how to recognize fraud and guard against identity theft at a series of Scam Jams across the state. The events are hosted by AARP Texas in cooperation with the state attorney general’s office, the Better Business Bureau and the Texas State Securities Board. Shredding machines will be available on site.

Americans age 60-plus lose nearly $2.9 billion annually to fraud, according to a 2011 MetLife Mature Market Institute study.

Scam Jams will be held June 27 in Lewisville and Dallas, and July 17 in Fort Worth. For times and locations, check the events calendar at right.

To sign up for watchdog alerts about scams happening in your community, go to aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.

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