Scammers Target Seniors as Coronavirus Anxiety Rises


WASHINGTON, DC — AARP is warning residents about scammers looking to get a piece of their stimulus check.

The Director of Fraud Prevention Programs at AARP Kathy Stokes says that the organization is seeing an uptick in complaints filed about scammers using text messages, phone calls, and emails to request personal information.

Stokes says scammers are not just targeting the elderly, but rather, anyone who may have their guard down due to the coronavirus.In order to help in stopping these criminals, she says to hang up suspicious phone calls and report them.

Jen Richer with AARP

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