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Identity Fraud Hit 42 Million People in 2021

Victims lost $52 billion last year, AARP-backed report finds

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In the News

Social Security Impostors Stole $95 Million

9 signs that you are the target of a fraud

Cybercrime Cost Older Americans $3 Billion in 2021

FBI elder fraud report tracks soaring cost of scams

Beware of Criminals Promising Foreclosure Relief

Older homeowners are often targets

Gift Cards Used to Turn ‘Dirty’ Money Into ‘Clean’ Cash

Crooks launder the proceeds of crimes in many ways

Retired Teacher, 77, Loses $45,000 in Gift Card Scam

Crook cajoled her into buying cards at Apple, Target

Elder Fraud

Tech Tools to Help Guard Against Elder Financial Abuse

Websites and firms that can flag suspicious behavior

​How to Spot Elder Fraud by a Financial Professional​

Protect loved ones from exploitation by a fiduciary

Safeguard Older Loved Ones From Caregiver Fraud

How to hire wisely and spot signs of financial abuse

Coronavirus Scams

First Federal Criminal Charges for COVID Vaccine Card Fraud

California woman accused of helping others create fake vaccination records

Fraudsters Hit COVID Program Offering Help for Funerals

Beware unsolicited calls, emails offering help with FEMA application

5 Things to Know About the Latest Vaccine Scam

Feds say post-vaccine survey is fake and prize never arrives

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

Preview: The Perfect Scam

6 Tales of Real-Life Scam Stories

Host of ‘The Perfect Scam’ podcast shares a few of the most memorable episodes

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

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

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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