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I know two people now who have told me that they literally walked away from paying $5000 on a credit card bill! Is this legal? One person was an authorized user on her Dad’s card. Her father died and she literally charged the entire catering bill on his card for his memorial service 3 weeks after he died. She didn’t inform the credit card company that he died and when she did, they said she didn’t have to pay it. They told her the charges were on the “same billing cycle” and therefore didn’t owe anything. How is that legal? Is it legal but unscrupulous? The other example is a friends husband took a trip and died on that trip and all his credit card charges FOR the trip didn’t have to be paid by his spouse. Again, I feel we are ALL paying for these loopholes. Once people know this loophole I would imagine there will be many more people abusing it!

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Hello @stephenarobbins, the number for the Fraud Watch Network helpline is 1-877-908-3360. Thank you for posting in the AARP Online Community!

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I have problems with "spoof calls" in my home. The calls come in like clock one at 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 maybe eight o clock at night.

I tried everything to Nomorobo.com com to visiting my cable provider and Federal Trade Commison.

To no available, does the spoof calling let up.

I was forced four years ago about buying computer software fo a window pop up scene. The whole experience was that of amazment. Due to,The people at PC Speedy screw me over. ask me for very personal when purchasing a largemouse pad.  

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Hi,

recently you published an number that we should dial on a cell phone if someone calls with an obvious scam.  i (stupidly) did not write it down and a few days later i got one of those phony calls that said it was the IRS and that i needed to call about some issue with my taxes.  i've read plenty on the subject and knew right away it was a scam but didn't have the number you published to punch into the phone so that it could be caught. 

 

can you please re-publish that number or (better yet) email it to me? 

 

@stephenarobbins, your email address was removed from this message for your own protention. 

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Welcome to the Online Community! Have you or someone you know been a victim of fraud or want to know how to spot a scam online? Online scams and fraud happen every day to people just like you and we want to hear about it. AARP Expert Amy Nofziger is here to answer your questions about scams. Post below for your chance to share your experience and have your questions answered! 

 

About Amy: Amy Nofziger leads all of AARP Foundation Consumer Protection activities, including relationships with private foundations, Federal and State regulators, Attorney Generals, and local community partners. Amy also manages the AARP Fraud Helpline and is AARP’s subject matter expert on fraud and scams. She has been with the AARP Foundation since 2002. Amy has worked with The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports, The Dr. Phil show and many others on helping to shed light on fraud and exploitation of older adults.

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