Arkansans lost $13.8 million to fraudsters in 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Swindlers are busy during the holiday season, especially targeting those who do online shopping and give to charities.
Arkansans reported 42,009 scams in 2020, 42 percent of which involved identity theft, according to the FTC.
Learn how to protect yourself at an AARP Arkansas webinar, on Thursday, Dec. 2, at noon.
Convicted former con artist Brett Johnson will explain how to spot and avoid fraud.
The free virtual event is open to all and will include a question-and-answer session with Johnson, now an anti-fraud speaker and educator.
Register at aarp.cvent.com/ARHolidayFraud to watch live or view afterward on demand at aarp.org/ar.
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