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SOURCE AARP Illinois
AARP Fraud Watch Network Alerts Consumers to be Cautious of Scams and Frauds
CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent investigation by the Cook County Sheriff's Department resulted in authorities busting up a fake sports and concert tickets ring that may have defrauded countless individuals in the Chicago area, and highlighted the fact that it's getting easier and easier for scammers to work online, and for consumers to fall prey to scams and frauds and lose their money. AARP reminds consumers to be cautious of potential frauds and scams, and protect critical personal information.
"Con artists are going online to steal your hard-earned money," warned AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo. "Common sense should tell us that if it sounds too good to be true, chances are it is. But AARP's nationwide Fraud Watch Network can also help you can beat con artists at their own game and get critical information to fight back and protect your money."
Americans increasingly do all kinds of transactions online. There are simple steps that you can take to protect your information and your money:
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