AARP District of Columbia Fraud Watch Network



Full Event

Highlight Clips

A common imposter scam was discussed by one of the experts.
Identity theives want your discarded mail and pill bottles.
If the scams are being reported to the Better Business Bureau why isn’t anything being done?


This live, interactive Vekeo event was hosted by AARP District of Columbia. Associate State Director Shannon Redd moderated the event. Special guests included Amy Nofziger of AARP Foundation and Jimmy Rock, with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia in the Office of Consumer Protection. The topic was how to recognize and protect yourself from identity theft and fraud. The guest speakers discussed various scams such as the imposter, IRS, grandparent and the sweepstakes scams. Additional conversation was focused on protecting your identity and personal information. It's important to shred bills and any documents that you no longer need. Empty prescription bottles are another source of information for identity thieves; many people just throw these away in the trash. However, before you do so, take a razor blade or key and scrape the identifying information off the bottle. The bottom line - vigilance is our number one weapon in the fight against fraud and scams.