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The Dark Web: A Superstore for Identity Thieves

Deep within the internet is a secretive place where criminals buy and sell your private information  

Most Adults Fail to Safeguard Their Personal Data

New AARP survey shows many consumers don't monitor credit online or freeze reports

How Savvy Are You About Identity Theft?

Take our quiz and find out what you should be doing to protect yourself

Take These Action Steps

Freeze Your Credit

It’s now free under a new federal law

Use a Password Manager

Prevent hackers from accessing your personal data

Monitor Your Bank Accounts

10 ways to protect your savings, checking and credit

Learn to Be Your Own Hero

Use the tips & tools from the Fraud Watch Network

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The AARP Fraud Watch Network  can help you protect yourself and your family from frauds and scams. Call our free helpline at 877-908-3360 to speak with volunteers trained in fraud counseling. More resources:

More Fraud News

Scam Calls Are 'Epidemic' — and Getting Worse

A new report says nearly half of mobile calls will be fraudulent by next year 

5 Ways You Can Stop Spam Calls 

Savvy solutions to turn that flood of unsolicited calls seeking to rip you off into a trickle

How Companies Are Tracking Your Data

Businesses and others are regularly gathering information about you — wherever you are

Fake Charities Exploiting Support for Veterans

Federal and state authorities take action against groups that cash in off your donations

7 Ways to Prevent Financial Elder Abuse

Here's how to protect yourself and your family from financial exploitation

Sweepstakes Fraudsters Are Using AARP's Name

AARP Fraud Watch Network warns that scammers are targeting older people

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