Be Aware: Online Scams, Juice Jacking, Catfishing and AI Tricks

Kevin Feather
| October 10, 2023 | 3 Minute Read

The current crop of fraudsters, catfishers and scam artists target people of all ages and backgrounds. The schemes and methods that they hatch seem to get more creative each year.

You’ve probably heard of them or, unfortunately, have been a victim of one. Everything from online shopping fraud to juice jacking to the latest emerging schemes from artificial intelligence—all are out there right now looking for a target.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that people in their 20s and 30s are 25% more likely to report that they lost money to a fraud scheme than people 40 and over. But it is important to note that fraud happens to every age group. It happens online, via phone calls and texts, and it can be transmitted in an email or even while charging your phone at the airport.

Infographic of various scams and fraud


With all these scams, con games and hacks, it’s not surprising that that a staggering 84% of people are concerned about identity theft. That’s why AAA provides our members with FREE ProtectMyID Essential.

Also, those affected by fraud and con artists can take hundreds of hours over several months to resolve their identity theft case. That’s precious time wasted. With ProtectMyID, you get assistance every step of the way.

And these ID thieves can sit on your stolen information for years, waiting for the right moment to strike and access your accounts. If you’re a AAA Member, you can enroll for free today and enjoy peace of mind.

ProtectMyID Essential offers AAA Members:

  • Credit Monitoring from Experian®
  • Experian Credit Report (upon enrollment)
  • Lost Wallet Protection
  • Fraud Resolution Support
  • Up to $10,000 in Identity Theft Insurance (AAA Premier members only)

With three flexible coverage options: Essential, Deluxe and Platinum, take charge of your online security and protection of your identity. And remember that Essential is FREE for AAA Members. 

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