If you were tricked into wiring money to scammers using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, 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. Visit www.ftc.gov/wu to learn more. You can file your petition online or by mail, but do so by Feb. 12, 2018.

Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.

 Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on fraud prevention.