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AARP Survey: Holiday Shoppers Favor Cyber Monday

But 3 in 10 adults plan to spend less during the holidays this year


Stay Safe From Holiday Scams

Do you know the most common scams this holiday season—and how can you protect yourself and your loved ones? Get information and guidance at our free webinar.

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10 Tips to Send Porch Pirates Packing

As the holidays collide with COVID-19, expect a surge in package theft

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Scams Spike on Social Media Sites Amid COVID-19

Online shopping frauds a top complaint to FTC as pandemic emerged

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Older Adults Need Better Online Security, Report Finds

AARP-sponsored research outlines steps to take to deter scammers

Coronavirus Scams

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25 Fake Websites Shut Down Claiming to Sell Lysol, Clorox

Cleaning products ordered online were never delivered to consumers


8 Tips to Scam-Proof Your Life During COVID-19

Crooks capitalizing on the crisis want your cash and personal data

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FTC Raps Hearing Aid Chains for COVID-19 Promotions

Chains say they have ceased COVID-stimulus relief ads to buy hearing aids

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Psychic Scams Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

What's in your future? Financial ruin, if you're not careful

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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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10 Tips to Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Beware of fake charities, sham investments and other schemes

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




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