Scams happen in many way and are constantly changing. Here is a collection of links and information from trusted sources. Scroll down for information on online scams, phone scams, and Coronavirus scams.
Avoiding Scams 101 - General scam information from the Federal Trade Commission.
Common Scams and Crimes - Provided by the FBI
Common Scams and Frauds - Provided by usa.gov.
Current Scam Alerts - Updated by the FTC.
Sign up for AARP Fraud Watchdog Alerts via email or text
Online Safety - usa.gov
Avoiding Phising Scams - FTC (Infographic)
Romance Scams - Beware online dating scams
Hacked? - How to tell and what to do next
FTC: What to Do If You Were Scammed
National Do Not Call Registry - Register your land line or mobile number. This won't stop all calls.
Call Blocking Tools and Resources
Android Call Blocking Apps - CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association)
iOS (Apple/iPhone) Call Blocking Apps - CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association)
AARP: Social Security Phone Scam - The Social Security Administration will NEVER ask for you SSN over the phone. More info in this article.
AARP: Grandparent Scam - It may not be your grandchild asking you to wire that money.
AARP: Tech Support Scam - Be wary of that unsollicited call or pop-up.
Coronavirus Advice for Consumers - FTC
Coronavirus Scams - Consumer Resources - FCC