Outsmart Con Artists: Arm Yourself Against Fraud

The following is a guest post by Nancy Mahoney, an AARP Foundation ElderWatch volunteer in Colorado. Each year, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 12.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft – that’s one person victimized every three seconds. They are people just like you and me who told themselves they’re too smart to fall for a scam. Yet, as a volunteer with AARP Foundation …