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5 Scams to Avoid as Travel Resumes

AARP's Fraud Watch team warns you of cons that could ruin your getaway plans


Our team of fraud fighters has the real-world tips and tools to help protect you and your loved ones. 


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Avoid Internet Crooks When Searching Online for a Job

LinkedIn has 9 tips to spot help you spot fake profiles and phony recruiters

Alaska Woman Lost $45,000 in Sweepstakes Scams

Older Americans are top targets in sweepstakes and lottery scams, report says

Beware of Texts, Emails About REAL ID

Officials across the U.S. warn of scammers phishing for your personal data

Coronavirus Scams

Fraudsters Hit Program Giving Cash for COVID Funerals

Beware unsolicited calls, emails offering help with FEMA application

Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Put Public Health at Risk

Authorities warn Twitter, Shopify, eBay to stem online sales of sham records

Beware COVID-19 Frauds and Scams

Nearly 500 charged with crimes during yearlong Justice Department crackdown

10 Red-Hot COVID Scams Vexing Older Americans

Frauds have evolved, so watch out for latest threats to your wallet

Pandemic Proves to Be Fertile Ground for Identity Thieves

Number of identity theft cases more than doubled in 2020 from 2019, FTC report finds

Preview: The Perfect Scam

How a Stolen Bag Helped Uncover a Crime Ring

A stolen purse case leads to a nationwide crime ring and a scam that includes disguises and more

Scam Turns Grandmother Into a Money Mule

Annie believes she's found an online friend, but in reality, she’s being lured into a scam

Stimulus Check Scams

This Is What a Real Paper Stimulus Check Looks Like

Consumers are warned to beware of scammers

Fake Stimulus Checks Drive Traffic to Used-Car Sale

Federal lawsuit alleges deceptive and illegal tactics

First Fraud Charges Involving Stimulus Loans Filed

Feds allege men schemed to get relief money


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