AARP Fraud Watch Network

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

The AARP Fraud Watch Network, provides information about how to protect yourself, and your family and friends, from scams. The Fraud Watch Network provides watchdog alerts about the latest scams, including 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.


Identity Theft and Fraud by the Numbers

Every year, thousands of Americans are impacted by fraud and scams. In a 2015 report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints for the 15th consecutive year. The total number of fraud and identity theft complaints reported to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) has more than tripled in the last 10 years.


State Level Consumer Fraud

According to the latest report on identity theft from Javelin Strategy and Research, more than 13.1 million people were victims of fraud, losing $15 billion in 2015.

In our ongoing efforts to provide the resources and tools to help protect you from fraud, AARP’s Research Team has created State Level Consumer Fraud Fact Sheets to help fight Consumer Fraud in our communities.

The Consumer Fraud Fact Sheets provide state level data on fraud, identity theft, consumer complaints and gives each state a ranking based on research conducted by the Federal Trade Commission. 

Find your State Fraud Fact Sheet here.


Test Your Knowledge

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


 

 

 

Resources

The Fraud Watch Network provides you with educational resources to combat fraud and identity theft. Check out the following information and download the materials to share with your family and friends.


Learn More at a Fraud Watch Network Kiosk

To learn more about how you can protect yourself from identity theft and scams, visit the following People’s United Bank branch locations for an interactive, digital experience, including quizzes, videos, articles, and more.

 

Branch Location Branch Address

Connecticut
Norwalk-Belden Ave Branch 11 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
West Hartford Center Branch 1013 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107

Massachusetts
Prudential Center Mall Branch 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

New York
250 Park Ave Branch 250 Park Ave
New York, NY 10177
Hicksville Branch 404 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, NY 10177

Vermont
Burlington Square Branch 2 Burlington Square
Burlington, VT 05401

Maine
Portland-Congress Branch 467 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

New Hampshire
Keene Branch 122 West Street
Keene, NH 03431

 

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