Identity Theft and Fraud/Scams

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Avoiding Retirement Fraud

Retirees are often the target of fraud. However, with some basic understanding of how scam artists work, you can avoid fraud and protect your hard-earned money. Learning how to invest safely can mean a huge difference in your retirement years.

Charity Scams

This tip sheet explains what fake charity scams are and how to avoid them.

Elder Financial Exploitation

This tip sheet provides information on the types of financial exploitation of seniors.

Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

This tip sheet provides information about ten types of scams that target seniors.

Self-Help Automated Forms: ID Theft

Identity Theft is the largest consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) annually. If you have been the victim of identity theft, it could mean someone has used your name to make purchases, get credit cards, rent an apartment or obtain utilities without your permission. The Federal Trade Commission has created letters (in this booklet) that consumers can use to notify a debt collector or credit bureau of the theft of your identity.

Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors

Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent they're now considered the crime of the 21st century. Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. But it's not just wealthy seniors who are targeted. Low-income older adults are also at risk. Review our list of the top 10 scams targeting seniors, so you can identify one before it's too late.

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