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  • The Latest in Amazon Impostor Scams

    Posted on 07/10/24

    Criminals love to impersonate big businesses and the bigger the better. One of the largest targets of impostor scams last year was Amazon. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 44,000 reports…
  • Summertime Door-to-Door Scams

    Posted on 07/03/24

    Summer is officially here, which means door-to-door sales crews are too. But buyer beware because what they’re selling isn’t always legit.…
  • AARP Pennsylvania Recognizes Attorney General Michelle Henry as a Community Fraud Fighter

    Posted on 06/20/24

    Harrisburg, PA – Today, AARP Pennsylvania recognized the Commonwealth’s Attorney General Michelle Henry as a Community Fraud Fighter of distinction. This distinction honors the dedication of…
  • AARP Pennsylvania Warns of Vacation Scams as Summer Travel Season Begins

    Posted on 06/04/24

    With the arrival of travel season, AARP Pennsylvania reminds travelers to remain vigilant against scams that could turn dream vacations into disappointing ordeals. Travelers looking forward to…
  • Tap into Property Tax Rebate

    Posted on 05/31/24

    Homeowners and renters in Pennsylvania have until Tuesday, December 31, to apply for a 2023 property tax rebate.…
  • Social Security Scams in 2024

    Posted on 04/24/24

    One of the most popular ways for criminals to steal money and sensitive information is by impersonating a trusted source — often a government agency. According to the Federal Trade Commission,…
  • IRS Scams

    Posted on 04/12/24

    Tax season isn't just about filing returns; it's also prime time for IRS impostor scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers reported theft of $5.8 million via these scams in 2023…
  • AARP Pennsylvania Raises Awareness on Social Security Fraud

    Posted on 04/02/24

    AARP Pennsylvania emphasizes the importance of education on the risks and prevention methods of Social Security fraud. With identity theft at the forefront of digital crimes, understanding how to…
  • Beware of Peer-to-Peer Scams

    Posted on 03/28/24

    Many of us have used a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app to split a bill or send money to a friend, and some people even use them for traditional shopping. However, there are inherent risks that exist…
  • Fraud in 2023 By the Numbers

    Posted on 03/21/24

    The numbers are in and last year was yet another historic year for fraud. The Federal Trade Commission released its annual compendium of fraud reports from 2023, and the news is shocking. For the…
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