WYDaily has collaborated with AARP to raise awareness about scams people need to watch out for.
Even in times like these when the nation and world are dealing with a deadly pandemic, there are still those who would stop at nothing to earn your trust and eventually get your money.
Scammers are doing what they always do – using headlines as opportunities to steal money or sensitive personal information and COVID-19 is no exception.
The AARP Fraud Watch Network has received reports of door to door, telephone, email, and ad scams offering everything from testing kits to miracle cures to “Trump dollars.”
Rely on entities that you know and trust for information on the coronavirus.
For updates on scams the federal government is tracking, visit here.
Pay attention to information from your state and local governments and seek to verify the source (all government sites and emails in the U.S. end in .gov).
AARP is holding a weekly Tele Town hall to bring the experts to you with the latest information, and to answer your questions. Click here for more information.
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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