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Fraud Prevention Resources for Utahns

Posted on 06/19/24 by Kristen Tripodi

AARP Fraud Watch NetworkTM is a free resource for all. With AARP as your partner, you’ll learn how to proactively spot scams, get guidance from our fraud specialists if you’ve been targeted, and feel more secure knowing that we advocate at the federal, state, and local levels to protect consumers and enforce the law.

AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline: 877-908-3360

Toll-free service is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET

Fraud Resources in Utah

AARP National Fraud Prevention Resources

Common signs of a scam include:

  • A phone call asking for money or personal information, such as your Social Security number.
  • A request to buy gift cards to pay a purported debt or to send money to someone whom you’ve only met online.
  • An unauthorized charge on your credit card.
  • An email or call saying you’ve won a sweepstakes or lottery, though you don’t recall entering one.

Report a scam or fraud if:

  • You get a suspicious call, text or email requesting your bank account number; instructing you to buy a gift card; or promising a prize or gift.
  • You gave money or financial or medical information to someone whom you now suspect was a scammer.
  • A relative or friend gave money or something of value to a suspected scammer.

If you or someone you know has fallen victim to fraud, please don't hesitate to call AARP Utah for help: 1-877-926-8300.


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