AARP Fraud Watch Network

People's United Bank is proud to collaborate with AARP on the Fraud Watch Network to provide consumers, of all-ages, with instant access to educational resources and information designed to fight identity theft and fraud.

Are you Fraud Smart?

Think you can spot a scam? Take the “Catch the Con” Quiz with Frank Abagnale, to learn about con artists’ tactics, what puts you at risk, and how you can protect yourself.

Can you catch the con? Take the quiz and find out.

Fraud by the Numbers

According to a report by Javelin Strategy & Research, identity theft rose by 16% in 2016, making it the highest number since tracking began in 2003.

Did you know...

  • Every 2 seconds, someone's identity is stolen
  • 15.4 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2016
  • $16 billion was stolen from U.S. consumers in 2016

Tips to Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft:

  • Credit Protection – make it your top priority to check your credit regularly
  • Your Social Security Number – provide it only when absolutely necessary
  • Shred it – shred all mail and bank documents with your personal info using a micro-cut shredder
  • Statements – check credit card and bank statements regularly and check each transaction
  • Your Mailbox – retrieve mail ASAP or invest in a locking mailbox to avoid mail theft and thieves re-routing your mail
  • Sharing – be more selective with whom you share your personal information
  • ATMs – be on the lookout for skimmers or bugged keypads
  • Password Protection – keep them strong and change them on a regular basis
  • Gel Pens – use a gel pen to write out checks so mail thieves can’t easily wash off the ink
  • Computer Security – keep your firewall, antivirus and spyware protection up-to-date

Resources:

Fraud Watch Network

The AARP Fraud Watch Network, provides information about how to protect yourself, and your family and friends, from scams, including watchdog alerts, a scam-tracking map that provides real-time alerts from law enforcement in your state, and connects you to resources on how to spot and avoid them.

AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline

To talk to an AARP volunteer trained on how to spot and report fraud call (877) 908-3360.

State Fraud Fact Sheets

AARP provides state level data on fraud, identity theft, consumer complaints as well as a state ranking based on research conducted by the Federal Trade Commission. Find your State Fraud Fact Sheet here.

  The Fraud Watch Handbook
13 Ways Con Artist Can Steal Your Money


   Who To Contact
A list of resources to contact if you or a loved one falls to fraud

 

Peoples's United Bank Fraud Reporting
If you suspect fraud on your People’s United Bank account, contact us immediately at (800) 894-0300.

Visit a Kiosk Near You

AARP Fraud Watch Network Kiosks are touring our branches, offering a digital, fraud watch network experience in your hometown. The kiosks include an interactive iPad for testing your scam IQ and getting a glimpse inside the mind of a scammer.

Visit the following People’s United Bank branches for your Fraud Watch Network Digital Experience:

Connecticut

Fairfield County - Financial Center Branch
40 Quality Street
Trumbull, CT 06611
Hartford County - Bishop's Corner
714 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117

Massachusetts

Greater Boston - Cummings Center
100 Cummings Center
Beverly, MA 01915

New York

Long Island - Smithtown
1 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787
Westchester County - Scarsdale
977 Central Park Ave
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Vermont

Williston - Taft Corners
421 Blair Park Road
Williston, VT 05495

Maine

Yarmouth
233 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096

New Hampshire

Peterborough
35 Main Street,
Peterborough, NH 03458

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