At one time or another, we’ve all been the target of fraud. From internet scams threatening to hold our computers and phones hostage unless we pay a ransom, to voicemails promising we’ve won money and prizes galore, scammers are everywhere. On Wednesday, July 28, Washington’s AARP, along with the Olympia Police Department, the Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging, the Washington State Senior Citizens’ Lobby, the State Attorney General’s OfficeBECU and Nomorobo, hosted an online educational event called ‘Tip-Offs to Rip-Offs’ which provided valuable ways to avoid being the next victim.

On Wednesday, July 28, AARP Washington hosted an online educational session called Tip-Offs to Rip-Offs about protecting yourself from fraud. Photo courtesy: AARP Washington

The meeting opened with greetings from Doug Shadel, state director of AARP Washington. “Fraud has been a perpetual problem in the United States but…

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