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Coronavirus Scams

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Older Adults Targeted by Sweepstakes Scams

Losses among all ages on track to exceed $100 million in 2020

A tree which brought down power lines lies in the street in Waltham, MA on Aug. 5, 2020, a day after Tropical Storm Isaias sent heavy winds through the area

Utility Scammers Amp It Up After Summer Storms

Don't be bullied by bad actors promising to restore your electrical power

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Hackers Use Facebook to Share Malicious Links

Facebook Messenger posts tied to coronavirus news likely come from compromised accounts

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AARP Live Q&A Event: The Coronavirus

Experts share information about COVID-19 scams and how to protect yourself

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How Online Searches Fuel Tech Support Scams

Scammers use fake ads to target customers seeking product help

Stimulus Check Scams

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Fake Stimulus Checks Drive Traffic to Used-Car Sale

Federal lawsuit alleges deceptive and illegal tactics

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Don't Lose Your Stimulus Check To a Mail Thief

10 tips to mail sending and receiving mail safer

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This Is What a Real Treasury Check Looks Like

Secret Service reveals security features to deter fraud

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Keep Your Stimulus Payment Out of Scammers’ Hands

AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is on your side during the pandemic

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First Fraud Charges Involving Stimulus Loans Filed

Feds allege two men schemed to get relief money earmarked for small businesses

New Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection director Kathy Kraninger pauses as she speaks to media at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection offices in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

CFPB Director: Beware of Counterfeit Checks

Pandemic doesn't deter criminals hungry for your cash and sensitive data

In the News

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IRS Lists Top 12 Tax Scams of 2020

How to keep your money and identity safe, and out of crooks' hands

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Older Adults Slower to Adopt Payment Apps

AARP study finds many do not recognize scam risks when using PayPal, Venmo, other platforms




Learn how to spot and avoid common scams

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