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How to Spot a Romance Scam

Use AARP's Fraud Resource Center to learn how to protect yourself from heart-breaking loss

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Stealing Hearts — and Cash 

Romance frauds increase as fraudsters look to profit off lonely people online


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Prince Charming Behind Bars

An Illinois woman’s life is changed forever when she falls victim to a romance scam online

Take it from Cupid: Protect Yourself — and Your Wallet

The AARP Fraud Watch Network warns you of the new scammers targeting your heart and your money

Taking Aim on Veterans’ Nest Eggs, Military veterans are frequently targeted by fraudsters.

Online Dating Scammers Pose as U.S. Military Personnel 

Victims lose thousands in search for love online as military romance scams grow in popularity

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Impostor Scams Cost Consumers Millions

If that phone call from the government sounds fishy, hang up

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Consumer Survey Reports Identity Fraud Fell in 2018

Those tiny chips in your credit and debit cards help derail fraudsters


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Feds Announce Crackdown on Elder Fraud

Officials say over two million older Americans were scammed out of more than $750 million 


Learn how to spot and avoid common scams

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