Financial exploitation is the most common form of elder abuse in the U.S., and the average victim loses $120,000. We also know this crime is severely under-reported.
In 2019 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received nearly 125,000 reports of scams involving prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries that cost victims $121 million.
In an Era of Continuous Data Breaches, AARP Virginia Seeks to Empower Public with Simple Tips to Protect Sensitive Personal Information
Virginia Beach, Virginia – Virginia residents reported 7,656 cases of identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission during 2017, yet a new AARP survey finds that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records.
AARP Virginia Takes Aim at ID Theft: One of More than 150 Events Nationwide in AARP’s Annual “Operation: Stop Scams”
AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are coming together with top experts and law enforcement to present a free informational Scam Jam and ShredFest. This event will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center, located on 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA, 22035. from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.
AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are coming together to present top experts and law enforcement to present at a free informational Scam Jam and ShredFest. This event will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.
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