We’ve partnered with call-blocking service Nomorobo to track the most prevalent robocall scams in Washington state, giving residents real-time updates about what sorts of calls should set off red flags.
Spokane residents should be on the lookout for fake calls suggesting they’ve won thousands or millions of dollars through Publishers Clearing House, while residents in Bellingham, Washington, have been targeted by fake Amazon calls to gain access to personal information.
Use our “Tip-Offs to Rip-Offs” landing page to find out which scams are most prevalent in your area, and check back regularly for updates. Our robocall monitoring resources are part of a broader partnership between AARP Washington, the state attorney general’s office, Nomorobo and the nonprofit credit union BECU that seeks to better arm consumers with the information they need to spot and avoid falling prey to scams and fraud. Americans received a collective 50.5 billion robocalls last year — and it’s believed that 42 percent of those calls were from scammers.
If you suspect you may have been called by a scammer, call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360. And read more about our efforts to fight frauds and scams.
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