More than $3 Billion in scams and frauds against seniors are reported each year. Since many go unreported, the actual costs is considerably higher.  AARP NC volunteer, Helen Mack called the show to discuss this significant problem and the FREE ways AARP is helping.

AARP.com/FraudWatch

Protect Yourself from Con Artists’ Latest Tricks  (From AARP’s website)

Frauds targeting seniorsEvery year, thousands of Americans are impacted by fraud and scams – but you can beat con artists at their own game by joining the AARP Fraud Watch Network. When you sign up, you’ll get:

  • The latest, breaking scam alerts, delivered right to your inbox
  • Prevention tips based on thousands of hours of interviews with con artists and law enforcement
  • Access to resources from our network of experts
  • Access to a special network of people like you who are sharing their experiences with scams, so you know what to watch out for

The Fraud Watch Network is free of charge for everyone – members, non-members, and people of all ages. You’ll learn how to shop and bank safely, create strong passwords, protect yourself from identity theft and scams, use social media risk-free, and more.

Other Protection Programs Offered by AARP

Scams Targeting Veterans 

Operation Protect Veterans logo

 AARP has launched Operation Protect Veterans to help raise awareness of common scams targeting veterans. Here are some of the scams to protect you and/or your loved one who served.

Benefits Scams

  • Benefits buyout scam.
  • Investment/pension scam.

Veterans Choice Program scam.

  • Charging for Records.
  • Identity Theft Scams
  • VA Phishing

Employment Scams

  • Other Common Scams Targeting Veterans
  • GI Bill education marketing scam
  • Special deals for veterans scams
  • Rental scam

If you’re a veteran who’s been contacted by a scammer or know someone else who has been, share your story at protectveterans@aarp.org or 1-855-800-9023.

Peter SpeakingAbout Peter Rosenberger

A thirty-year caregiver for his wife, Gracie, who lives with severe disabilities, Peter Rosenberger understands the journey of a caregiver as few do.  His experience led to him to author four books including Hope for the Caregiver, and 7 Caregiver Landmines and How You Can Avoid Them.  

Peter Rosenberger’s radio show for family caregivers airs each Sunday at 3PM CDT on Newsradio 1510 WLAC.  In addition, the show is also syndicated through the Truth Network.

Peter recently earned a 2nd Dan (degree) black-belt in Hapkido.  Furthermore, Peter is also an accomplished pianist.  He recently release his new CD, Songs for the Caregiver.  

Peter and Gracie live in Nashville, TN, where he also serves and the president and co-founder of Standing With Hope.

The holidays can be stressful for regular families.

Add the challenges of caregiving, and the season of gratitude and joy can quickly turn to resentment. 

THE book for caregivers is on sale for a ridiculously low price!   Get it today!

Discussing the vast problem for caregivers
Caregiver “Identity Theft”
Peter and Gracie Rosenberger’s song, “I CAN ONLY HOLD YOU NOW!”
Jeff Foxworthy Calls The Show

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