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Fighting Fraud: If It Sounds Too Good to Be True ...

It always pays to have your scam detector on

A 95-year-old gentleman in Colorado recently received a series of calls urging him to invest in a "can't fail" opportunity. As he talked with the caller over several weeks, he became increasingly intrigued with the caller's proposal: All he had to do was give them his bank account number, let them withdraw $20,000, and he'd get a quick 10-to-1 return on his investment. Fortunately, he called the AARP Foundation ElderWatch hotline instead. It turned out his caller was in prison, serving time for previous telephone scams. … Back to Article

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