Welcome!

News Feed Item

People's United Bank Teams with AARP to Raise Awareness of Consumer Scams

Resources Offered in Bank Branches and Online will Teach Customers How to Recognize Identity-Theft Schemes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique educational collaboration was announced today between the AARP Fraud Watch Network and People's United Bank, N.A., with the goal of better protecting consumers in the northeast against fraud and scams.

The campaign involves a significant Fraud Watch Network presence in People's United Bank branches in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, along with digital assets distributed via the bank's website, peoples.com.

"AARP's Fraud Watch Network has helped thousands of consumers avoid identity theft and common fraud schemes such as the IRS imposter scam, tech support imposters, and the grandparents scam," said AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond.  "Our new collaboration with People's United Bank will extend this outreach effort to the grassroots level – reaching consumers where they conduct financial transactions, in person and online."

The initial phase of the extensive fraud education outreach campaign includes:

  • Placement of Fraud Watch Network materials and messaging in 400 People's United Bank branches located in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.  Included is a co-branded version of the FWN's popular Watchdog Alert Handbook.                                                                                                 
  • Interactive kiosks, preloaded with a special AARP/People's United Bank app, which will be located in eight strategic bank branch locations, such as Boylston Street in Boston and Park Avenue in New York.
  • Promotion of -- and a direct link to – the Fraud Watch Network website from the People's United Bank website.
  • In addition to current People's United Bank employee training regarding fraud and financial exploitation, bank employees will be provided Fraud Watch Network training to keep them abreast of the latest scams in their communities.

"People's United Bank has actively collaborated with law enforcement and other community partners for over 20 years in an effort to help residents, particularly older adults, avoid financial exploitation," said Jack Barnes, President and CEO, People's United Bank.  "This initiative with AARP delivers the Fraud Watch Network directly to our customers and other consumers, further protecting them from identity theft and scams. We are proud that our online network and bank employees will play an important role in continuing to elevate security awareness."

During a second phase of the joint consumer fraud campaign in 2017, Fraud Watch Network messaging will be displayed on People's United Bank's ATM machines located across the six states. This effort will be supplemented with direct mail and billboard advertising in select states.  AARP state offices and Peoples United Bank branches also plan to present joint community education programs.

The AARP Fraud Watch Network was launched in 2013 as a free resource for people of all ages. The website provides information about fraud and scams, prevention tips from experts, an interactive Scam-Tracking Map, fun educational quizzes, and video presentations featuring renowned security expert Frank Abagnale. Users may sign up for "Watchdog Alert" emails that deliver breaking scam information, or call a free helpline at 877-908-3360 to speak with trained volunteers.

Additionally, AARP's Public Policy Institute has launched BankSafe, an initiative that empowers financial institutions to protect consumers from financial exploitation and keep retirement savings safe.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

About People's United Bank
People's United Bank, N.A., is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), a diversified financial services company with over $40 billion in assets. People's United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of approximately 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/peoples-united-bank-teams-with-aarp-to-raise-awareness-of-consumer-scams-300390223.html

SOURCE AARP

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developm...
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work togethe...
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Discover top technologies and tools all under one roof at April 24–28, 2017, at the Westin San Diego in San Diego, CA. Explore the Mobile Dev + Test and IoT Dev + Test Expo and enjoy all of these unique opportunities: The latest solutions, technologies, and tools in mobile or IoT software development and testing. Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today's most innovative organizations
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and E...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.