AARP volunteers across Kentucky are giving presentations to help protect people from fraud. Attendees learn how to use the AARP Fraud Watch Network to receive watchdog alerts about current scams, stay savvy about con artists’ latest tricks and share stories about fraud. “It’s free to sign up and anyone can call the hotline to talk to a real, live person about how to recognize and report fraud,” said Ron Bridges, AARP state director.
Fraud victims age 55 and older lose an estimated $3 billion annually nationwide. The real amount may be much higher, however, because some crimes go unreported because of embarrassment.
For details, visit AARP.org/fraudwatchnetwork or call 877-908-3360 toll free.