Better Call Harry often relies on reputable non-profits like the Better Business Bureau and the advocacy group Georgia Watch. But the AARP’s most recent investigation “Inside an International Tech Support Scam” provides a mind-blowing look at a criminal operation through the eyes of an online vigilante.

https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2021/international-tech-support-scam-exposed.html

The Federal Trade Commission says Americans lost 3.3 billion dollars to scamsters in 2020. Kathy Stokes, the AARP’s Director of Fraud Prevention says that number is much higher given the fact that only one in forty people report the crime.

“It’s not about cognitive decline, it’s not about age, it’s not about education, it’s all about that heightened emotional state and if they are good enough at getting you there,…

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