Scam Alert: Tax Scams are Trending

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Home & Family | Minnesota | Money & Work Fraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide. Watch out for these two tax crimes making headlines: tax identity theft and the IRS imposter scam. Tax ID Theft What is it? Your personal information is stolen for a fraudulent refund. More specifically, tax identity theft can involve: filing a tax return using another person’s Social Security number, claiming someone else’s children as dependents, or claiming a tax refund using a deceased taxpayer’s information. Your personal information can be stolen in …

Nebraskans at Risk of Tax ID Theft

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Money & Work | Nebraska | Press To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …

Yuma Police Department and AARP Driver Safety Team Up to Offer February Course

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events | Uncategorized Keeping up-to-date on the “rules of the road” is essential to smart driving. To help assist in this effort, the Yuma Police Department is teaming up with AARP Driver Safety to host a Smart Driver course on Feb. 11 for local area residents. AARP Smart Driver is the nation’s largest voluntary defensive driving course especially designed for drivers age 50 and older. AARP membership is not required to participate in the class. “Since 2002, the Yuma Police Department has hosted …

Report: Abuse In Texas Nursing Homes On The Rise

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | Texas | Comments

Advocacy | Press | Texas Texas is facing a dramatic rise in elderly abuse inside Texas nursing homes, according to a recent report by KVUE-TV in Austin. The report also said that despite millions of taxpayer dollars being spent to help run the facilities, the State of Texas is failing to hold nursing homes accountable for continued neglect. In addition, a segment of the five-part , KVUE-TV “State of Neglect” report focused on an increase in medication errors in Texas nursing homes and noted a …

AARP members invited to see “Carousel” at 25% Off!

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Washington AARP members are invited to see the classic musical Carousel at the beautiful and historic 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle at a savings of 25%. The show runs February 5th to March 1st and the discount is available for all performances. Prepare to be captivated by one of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most beautiful and enduring musicals. A tempestous love story told with heart-breaking tenderness, Carousel follows the passionate romance between carnival barker Billy Bigelow and mill worker Julie Jordan. You’ll …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Money & Work | Pennsylvania | Uncategorized To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …