Retired Special Deputy Attorney General and AARP representative David Kirkman answers your scam questions.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.

The AARP Fraud Watch Network is a free resource for all. Learn how to proactively spot scams or get guidance if you’ve been targeted. Visit www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork or call our dedicated helpline to speak to a fraud specialist at 1-877-908-3360.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

As our lives become increasingly dependent on technology, more personal and business information is kept on internet-connected platforms, which can become a gold mine for criminals. October is National Cyber Security Month and AARP is joining federal law enforcement partners to encourage consumers to be cyber secure throughout their homes and businesses.

Here are some key steps. Create strong and unique passwords for all accounts (or use a password manager to do it for you). Opt-in to multi-factor authentication at every opportunity (where you receive a code on your device and share the code back to prove it’s you). Back up your data. Make sure all your devices are operating on the…

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