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Fraud Watch Wednesdays: Cybersecurity & Online Shopping

fraud watch wednesdays: cybersecurity & online shopping

We're all using the internet more, whether that's to shop online, connect with friends and family on social media, check the weather, schedule appointments, or any other number of things. It's critical that we keep our personal information safe. Tiffany Schultz from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) joined us to talk about how we can protect ourselves online.

You can watch the conversation, part of our Fraud Watch Wednesdays webinar series, below.



The BBB is a nonprofit organization that works to advance marketplace trust by providing:

  • Business & charity reviews
  • Dispute resolution
  • Advertising review
  • Investigation into bad businesses
  • Consumer outreach
  • Partnerships with media and law enforcement
  • Standards for good, ethical businesses

You can learn more about all of the above on their website, BBB.org.

This discussion was part of our Fraud Watch Wednesdays webinar series - keep up with the webinar series on our website.

The AARP Fraud Watch Network™ is a free resource for people of all ages, whether they're an AARP member or not. Our website (https://www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork) has:

  • Tips and tricks for avoiding all kinds of scams
  • Articles about currently trending scams
  • Our podcast, The Perfect Scam
  • Watchdog Alerts, bi-weekly emails that you can sign up for to stay on top of scams

You can also call the Fraud Watch Network™ helpline toll-free to talk with a trained volunteer about your experience with a scam and to get next steps in your action plan to protect yourself and your information.

AARP Fraud Watch Network™ Helpline
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm CT
877-908-3360

Recently, AARP also launched free, online support groups for those who have been victimized by con artists. You can learn more about the support groups here.

If you would like to request a presentation for your community group, please reach out to us at wistate@aarp.org.

Keep up with our Fraud Watch Wednesdays webinar series on our website.

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