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Fraud Protection: How to Keep Your Family Safer

Fraud Protection: How to Keep Your Family Safer

In this episode, we discuss modern fraud prevention strategies that are practical and can help keep your family safe.



Questions Addressed


0:00:00 Introduction

0:01:30 How can husbands and fathers effectively communicate with their families about the risks of consumer fraud without causing unnecessary fear?

0:07:13 What are the common tactics fraudsters use that families should be aware of to protect themselves?

0:19:07 Are there specific financial security measures that folks should prioritize to safeguard their families from potential fraud?

0:22:45 How can families navigate the balance between convenience and security in their online financial transactions and interactions?

0:28:47 What resources or tools do you recommend for those who want to stay proactive in protecting their own parents who are likely elderly from the ever-evolving landscape of consumer fraud?

0:32:18 What is one piece of simple and actionable advice you want our listeners to walk away knowing from today’s episode?


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Pig Slaughtering (Financial Grooming)


Mentioned in the episode was a recent episode of the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), Pig Butchering Scams. John Oliver discusses a popular internet scam and why it’s easier to fall for it than you might think.


It was terrifying to see how advanced the global scam industry has become.



Podcast Episode Resources


AARP Fraud Watch Network


AARP Fraud Watch NetworkTM is a free resource for all. With AARP as your partner, you’ll learn how to proactively spot scams, get guidance from our fraud specialists if you’ve been targeted, and feel more secure knowing that we advocate at the federal, state, and local levels to protect consumers and enforce the law.


Click here to learn more.


AARP Fraud helpline


AARP Fraud helpline: 877-908-3360


AARP: Get Tips to Avoid Scams & Fraud


Get tips to spot and avoid scams like identity theft, investment fraud and holiday scams, as well as ongoing updates from resources like Watchdog Alerts and a scam-tracking map that provides real-time alerts from law enforcement in your state.

Click here to learn more.


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