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Shielding Yourself And Elderly Parents From Financial Fraud

Your golden years are supposed to be the time when you live off your retirement savings, see more of your family and dive fully into leisurely pursuits. Unfortunately, they’re also the years when you’ll be a prime target of financial fraud.

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Learn How to Avoid financial scams

Fraudsters are increasingly picking up the phone and using old-school tricks to steal your money by pretending to be a government worker or a family member in trouble.

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Brain Changes Make Some Older Adults More Vulnerable to Scams

They are able to balance their checkbooks. They can remember and evaluate information. Their personalities are normal, and their arithmetic is fine.

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Beware of scammers this tax season

Last summer, Cindy Hockenberry decided she’d had it with threatening phone calls claiming she was behind on her taxes.

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Maine consumers susceptible to holiday giving scams

With the launch of the holiday shopping season well underway, AARP Maine released a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. The survey found that 63 percent of Maine consumers failed a quiz about how to stay safe from common holiday scams, and many are regularly engaging in behaviors which put them at risk […]

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AARP Fraud Watch Network turns tables on con artists

MAINE — The AARP Fraud Watch Network lit up the phone lines on September 17th in Boston as part of a “Reverse Boiler Room,” dialing hundreds of people to warn them about two leading “imposter scams” hitting thousands of Mainers. Borrowing a favorite tactic of con artists, AARP Fraud Watch Network staff and volunteers operated […]

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