Here’s Why Words Matter to Fraud Victims
Each year, criminals steal billions of dollars from unsuspecting people. Hear some of their stories, and learn why the words we use to talk about fraud victims matter
Let's Talk About How We Talk About Fraud
In this TedX Talk, Kathy Stokes, director of fraud prevention at the AARP Fraud Watch Network, challenges the way victims of fraud are often blamed for falling prey to sophisticated crime networks.
Fraud Survivor Advocates for Change
Kate Kleinert is helping to protect others by sharing her experience with an online romance scam. Fraud is a crime; it’s not the victim’s fault.
BankSafe Training in Action: Gift Card Fraud Thwarted
Thanks to the skills learned in the BankSafe training, Anthony and his team noticed the red flags of exploitation and saved their customer from a large loss.
AARP BankSafe Financial Exploitation Intervention Platform
The AARP BankSafe Initiative helps financial organizations better protect the hard-earned assets of older adults. Get started today at aarp.org/Banksafe.
This Woman Stopped a Gift Card Scam in Progress
Around 13 million U.S. adults have lost money to scammers by buying gift cards. Thanks to the AARP Fraud Watch Network, Dianne Bostic knew the signs.
Here Are Ways You Can Avoid Social Media Shopping Scams
Scammers are using social media to direct you to their fake online stores, where they trick you into buying items that may never arrive. Here are ways to spot and avoid online shopping scams so you can protect your wallet and your private information
3 Ways to Prevent Check Washing
Scammers are using this old-fashioned tactic to modify your checks and take money from your account. Here are three ways to prevent check washing and keep your money secure.
3 Ways to Stay Safe From Online Banking Scams
Criminals have several ways to take over people’s financial accounts, so here are three ways you can keep yours safe and out of scammers' hands.
Ways to Cut Down on Robocalls
From using a call blocker to just ignoring them, there are several ways to cut down on the number of robocalls you receive.
3 Ways to Avoid Smishing
Smishing is when scammers send text messages to your mobile device to gain access to your personal information. Here are ways to spot and avoid this scam.
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