Nov 18, 2021As shoppers head online to shop, scammers target with fake online ads and customer service schemes
A new AARP Fraud Watch Network report is alerting consumers of scams they could encounter over the holidays.
Nov 9, 2021New research reveals top scams facing military community and ways to fight back
Veterans, active-duty service members and their families are nearly 40% more likely to lose money to scams and fraud than the civilian population, according to a new AARP report. Additionally, 4 out of 5 military/veteran adults were targeted by scams directly related to their military service or the benefits they receive.
Oct 27, 2021Support networks, technology protections and education can help limit a scam’s success
A new AARP Fraud Frontiers report identified three risk factors that are present in most successful fraud and scam attempts – emotion, environment, and exposure. The findings of the report come as fraud reports have increased during the pandemic.
Aug 3, 2021Top scams targeting the Black and Latino communities identified
WASHINGTON – According to Consumer Fraud in America: The Black Experience and The Latino Experience, research released by AARP, 40% of Black and Latino adults have been targeted by a scam and...
Apr 6, 2021Report kicks off a three-year effort to remove this tactic from scammers’ toolboxes
Nearly one in three adults say they or someone they know has been asked to purchase a gift card to pay a bill or some other obligation, according to the Gift Card Payment Scams report.