Nearly three quarters of Washington adults who use the internet have received online fraud offers in the last year, with seniors being some of the most vulnerable, but AARP is working to help seniors fight back against fraud.
It seems like a new scam pops up every day and unfortunately it's our elderly that often fall victim to these crimes. The AARP hopes to change that.
A capacity crowed of 300 seniors converged on the Centerplace regional event center in Spokane Valley for "Scam Jam," a free consumer information event held by AARP and the Washington state Attorney General's office.
The two and half hour seminar focused on keeping seniors safe from fraud, especially online scams and identity theft. Washington AG Bob Ferguson said if you are a victim of one of these scams, you should report it to his office immediately.