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Ep.60 Fraud: What You Need to Know Now

“Data shows that if you know about the scam, you’re far less likely to engage with it.”

Explore the world of online scams, imposter schemes, and fraud targeting seniors. Kathy Stokes, Director of Fraud Prevention Programs at AARP, shares insights and advice to help you stay safe and vigilant in the digital era.

Show Notes

We hear about prevalent scams and fraud in today’s world and we all like to think “it couldn’t happen to us”. But in today’s eye-opening episode, we dive into the world of fraud and scams with Kathy Stokes, the Director of Fraud Prevention Programs at AARP. Kathy has led national efforts to transform the US approach to consumer fraud and currently serves on an advisory council to the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigations. She discusses the alarming rise in fraud losses and the importance of filing a police report if you fall victim to a scam.

Together, we explore different types of scams, the role of organized crime in fraud, and the frightening use of AI technology to deceive victims. Kathy highlights the need for increased awareness and education to combat these threats.

Kathy provides practical advice on protecting yourself from scams and shares information about the AARP Fraud Watch Network, which offers valuable resources and alerts to keep you informed about potential frauds.

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