Got this from AARP Fraud Watch Network today.
Are You at Risk for Investment Fraud?
Investment fraud schemes cost Americans tens of billions of dollars a year. AARP has identified eight risk factors that predict who is most likely to be defrauded.
|What You Should Know:|
|While no one factor causes someone to be scammed, our research found that these eight factors raise one’s risk of being defrauded:
|What you should do to avoid investment fraud:|
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Identity Theft: Who’s At Risk?
Source: AARP Research
This AARP Fraud Watch Network study aimed to assess Americans’ habits around protecting their personal and financial information. Overall, the study finds that many are not taking precautions necessary to reduce their risk of identity theft.