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Here’s this week’s edition:
Technology has made our lives easier in many ways, but it has also opened us up to many risks that we don’t always recognize.
Shopping, banking and getting tech support virtually are becoming the preferred option for many of us, but these conveniences also open doors for impostors.
Here are some big red flags:
- If someone professing to be from a government agency contacts you with an urgent issue you must tend to immediately, it’s a scam.
- If you get a call or a popup message on your device saying you have a problem with your computer and you need to address it immediately, it’s a scam.
- If someone – anyone – says you can pay an obligation with a gift card, it’s a scam.
Enjoy the conveniences of technology, but stay safe while doing it.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network by clicking here or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim.
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