Ashley Edokpayi

Ashley is a Media Relations Associate at AARP with a background in multimedia journalism and news writing.
Today AARP submitted a letter  to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) commenting on the agency’s proposal to regulate the payday lending industry. For years, many of AARP’s state offices have engaged their state legislatures and governors to secure consumer protections for Americans who find themselves in need of the small-dollar loans that the payday industry offers.
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Fraud is a growing problem across the U.S., with more than 1.2 million fraud-related complaints reported to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) in 2015 alone. Among those complaints, a total of $765 million was lost by consumers who fell victim to scams, according to CSN’s February 2016 data book.
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Every new year brings new resolutions — exercise more, eat a healthier balanced diet and maybe even travel to new countries are a few of the common goals individuals set out for themselves when starting a fresh year. For 2016, there is another popular goal on many Americans’ to-do lists — find a new job.
AARP Fraud Watch Network - Holiday Scams
AARP Fraud Watch Network  warns holiday shoppers of package delivery theft
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AARP Fraud Watch Network  warns holiday shoppers of Wi-Fi network risks
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AARP Fraud Watch Network  warns holiday shoppers of debit card risks
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AARP Fraud Watch Network warns consumers of possible fundraiser scams
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