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18 Ex NBA Players Indicted in Alleged Scheme to Defraud NBA Health Plan
October 12, 2021
Eighteen former NBA players were named in an alleged defraud scheme involving the NBA's Health and Welfare Benefit Plan out of nearly $4 million, according to reports from Jonathan Dienst of NBC New York reports on Thursday. ... read more »
These steps can help protect your money and your information. How a simple email or text message could open you up to fraud.
August 19, 2021
The pandemic has accelerated identity theft – and the impact on regular people is significant. In fact, Americans have lost more than ... to scams related to stimulus checks and unemployment benefits, ... read more »
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Milestone Voting and Ethics Legislation
March 15, 2021
House Resolution 1 – the “For the People Act of 2021” – counts as a strong rebuke and counterbalance to voting restrictions considered or enacted in various Republican-led states across the country. It restricts partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts and nullifies obstacles for voters. ... read more »
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Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke (Ret) Why I Support District Attorney Jackie Lacey
February 5, 2020
I became acquainted with Jackie Lacey while I was on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She had worked her way up in the DA’s office and accompanied the Supervisors in their forays to Washington to identify funds for innovative programs to improve our Justice system. ... read more »
Equifax May Owe You a $125 Payment. But, Let’s Be Real, You’ll Get Much, Much Less
August 15, 2019
On June 22, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the outcome of a settlement with Equifax, one of the three major credit monitoring firms in the United States. ... read more »
AARP Issues Fake Charity, Jury Dury, Social Media Scam Alerts
March 14, 2019
Never provide your financial information to someone who claims you’ve qualified for a “free” product, service or prize. ... read more »
Forgeries of African American Art on the Rise 
January 17, 2019
Today, the recent boom in museums has revealed a devotion to African-American artists and the increasing amount of attention paid to these artists has led to a significant rise in forgeries, according to a new report.   ... read more »
South L.A. Prostitute Pleads to Federal Sex Trafficking Charge
November 22, 2018
Williams, who has a large social media presence on Snapchat and Instagram, was sentenced last year to three months in jail for prostitution, according to the affidavit. ... read more »
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AARP’s FREE Holiday Scams:
December 1, 2017
Scam artists set up fake websites offering anything you could want to buy as gifts around the holidays, at prices that are too-good-to-be-true. ... read more »
Signs Your Elderly Relative Is the Victim of Money Scams
November 17, 2017
How can you help protect your aging relatives and their finances? Start by simply increasing your awareness. ... read more »
Free September AARP’s Fraud Watch Network Scams and Financial Column
September 25, 2017
Make your password difficult to guess, avoiding a sequential string like 1-2-3-4. Use a mix of numbers and letters if your smartphone allows it. ... read more »
Hurricanes, Wildfires Give Way to Fraud Involving Online Equipment Sales
September 15, 2017
The latest scam targets people selling equipment used for disaster relief, such as diesel generators, chainsaws, motor boats and boating supplies, on websites like Craigslist or eBay. ... read more »
First Woman To Head Opec Snared In Multi-Billion Dollar Fraud Scheme
July 21, 2017
Corruption has roots in America too, observed former president Barack Obama . ... read more »
Protect Yourself Against Fraud And Scams
May 9, 2017
May 12 On Friday, May 12, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., learn how to identify and protect yourself from the scams and fraud that are trying to steal your information, ... read more »
Waters Praises Settlement Against President-Elect Trump’s Phony University
November 25, 2016
“I commend New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for his vigilance and commitment to the victims who were defrauded many thousands of dollars by President-elect Trump's phony for-profit university. " -Maxine Waters ... read more »
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