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You get a call from someone who says they’re from the IRS, and you owe back taxes. But do you?  A pop-up on your computer warns your machine is infected and you need immediate technical support.  Should you be worried?  You get a call: “Grandma, I need money for bail.” But is it really your grandchild? 
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With the latest in smart phones, tablets and wireless web access, staying connected has never been easier. The power of wireless computing and communications puts information and resources just a click away at home or at our favorite coffee shop.
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While holiday shoppers open their wallets to spend more money, con artists are hard at work trying to find new ways to take it.  To help families protect themselves, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is highlighting three seasonal scams.
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Medicare Open Enrollment is just around the corner.  Beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare Part D (prescription drugs) and Medicare Advantage plans from October 15 – December 7.   But while it’s open enrollment for beneficiaries, it’s also unfortunately open season for con-artists hoping to steal your personal and financial information.  In fact, American’s lose more than 60 billion dollars each year to Medicare fraud.
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