Scams & Fraud

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In today's age of technology, scammers have never been more active. Learn about different types of scams so that you don't fall victim to one.
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You can stay one step ahead of misinformation if you know the three most helpful questions to ask yourself while surfing the web. This free webinar will equip you with helpful tools and resources like the AARP Fact Tracker, which has been designed to help you distinguish fact from fiction online.
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Ways to Stay Informed:
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Scammers are using heightened fear and anxiety due to the coronavirus and the recent social unrest to target unsuspecting individuals—stealing money or sensitive personal information. You can protect yourself and your loved ones if you know what scams you should be aware of.
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You never know when you could find yourself in charge of a loved one’s care. From a catastrophic injury to a sudden decline in health, their life changes can dramatically alter yours too.
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You’ve earned a right to Social Security benefits, but have you ever wondered how it all works? Join our free webinar where we’ll explore these questions to help you get more out of Social Security.
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Sign up for this webinar to learn what kinds of census scams are out there and how to report them.
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Thirty-two Westminster Canterbury residents gathered over coffee on Thursday, February 27, to learn how to protect themselves from fraud. Chris Lloyd, from the AARP Virginia Speakers Bureau gave everyone some practical advice on how to both recognize and prevent fraud.
Fake phone fraud
They may contact you by phone. Or online. They may even come right to your front door.
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One of the most common scams is government impostors, where you may get a phone call, an email, or a visit to your home from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service or some other government agency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently reported victims lost nearly $153 million to government impostor scams in 2019 – a staggering amount.
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