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The Perfect Scam

54 EpisodesProduced by AARPWebsite

Learn how to protect yourself from scammers. Hear compelling personal stories from scam victims, con artists and leading experts that pull back the curtain on how scammers operate. Hosted by Julie Getz and leading fraud expert Frank Abagnale, author of “Scam Me If You Can.”

31:18

Ann’s Credit Card Re-Scam

Ann was the victim of something called a re-scam. The scammer claimed to be from her credit card company and was calling to notify Ann of fraudulent charges on her account. Ann is normally wary of giving out information over the phone, but her husband had recently been diagnosed with cancer — so she was distracted and let her guard down. By the time she realized it was a scam, it was too late. The scammer used the information she provided to steal thousands of dollars from Ann’s bank account. 

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