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Amy Nofziger of the AARP Fraud Watch Network has been helping older adults avoid and deal with scams for 18 years, most recently by managing the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline. Amy has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports, on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Dr. Phil, and numerous other places to help shed light on the many types of scams and fraud.
Area of knowledge and what I know well:
Scams & Fraud
Certificates/Awards
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
09/2019
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Thank you for all of your terrific questions over the past two weeks. I know it can be difficult to know where to turn to for reliable information on scams and fraud, and I hope you’ve found this Q&A helpful.  I also encourage you to check out some f...
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@ElaineP932882 Sadly, the money is gone. This is one of the main reason why these criminals pressure you to send these gift cards to them, they are untraceable and easy to download the money off the cards. It's such a shame so many criminals are doin...
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Do you have an elder law attorney you can speak to that can make sure all your planning is in place? https://www.naela.org/
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@d374542a Sounds like there is alot going on right now. I would suggest reaching out to your local law enforcement or the FBI and ask them for some advice. 
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@ShahedaJ26254 if you don't mind, I'm going to turn your question around and say "who can have access..."  There are a few situations in which you need to provide you SSN to a business, including becoming an employee or independent contractor for a ...
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Thank you for all of your terrific questions over the past two weeks. I know it can be difficult to know where to turn to for reliable information on scams and fraud, and I hope you’ve found this Q&A helpful.  I also encourage you to check out some f...
anofziger17 04-26-2021 02:05 PM
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@ElaineP932882 Sadly, the money is gone. This is one of the main reason why these criminals pressure you to send these gift cards to them, they are untraceable and easy to download the money off the cards. It's such a shame so many criminals are doin...
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Do you have an elder law attorney you can speak to that can make sure all your planning is in place? https://www.naela.org/
anofziger17 04-26-2021 09:20 AM
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@d374542a Sounds like there is alot going on right now. I would suggest reaching out to your local law enforcement or the FBI and ask them for some advice. 
anofziger17 04-26-2021 09:17 AM
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@ShahedaJ26254 if you don't mind, I'm going to turn your question around and say "who can have access..."  There are a few situations in which you need to provide you SSN to a business, including becoming an employee or independent contractor for a ...
anofziger17 04-23-2021 12:10 PM
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Thank you for all of your terrific questions over the past two weeks. I know it can be difficult to know where to turn to for reliable information on scams and fraud, and I hope you’ve found this Q&A helpful.  I also encourage you to check out some f...
anofziger17 04-26-2021 02:05 PM
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@ElaineP932882 Sadly, the money is gone. This is one of the main reason why these criminals pressure you to send these gift cards to them, they are untraceable and easy to download the money off the cards. It's such a shame so many criminals are doin...
anofziger17 04-26-2021 09:22 AM
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Do you have an elder law attorney you can speak to that can make sure all your planning is in place? https://www.naela.org/
anofziger17 04-26-2021 09:20 AM
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@d374542a Sounds like there is alot going on right now. I would suggest reaching out to your local law enforcement or the FBI and ask them for some advice. 
anofziger17 04-26-2021 09:17 AM
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@ShahedaJ26254 if you don't mind, I'm going to turn your question around and say "who can have access..."  There are a few situations in which you need to provide you SSN to a business, including becoming an employee or independent contractor for a ...
anofziger17 04-23-2021 12:10 PM
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