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Bruce Bottorff

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Bruce Bottorff is Associate State Director, Communications at AARP Hawaii.

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Survey Shows Hawaii Residents Vulnerable to Fraud

Posted on 06/8/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

A new statewide survey of Hawaii adults shows that many consumers put themselves at risk of identity theft, investment fraud and other financial scams by ignoring basic prevention measures. The report, Risky Behavior: Assessing the Fraud Risk and Avoidance Among Hawaii Adults 18+, suggests the extent to which island residents leave themselves vulnerable to fraud by ignoring time-tested consumer protection tips that help thwart identity thieves and investment fraudsters. The survey also reveals that an alarming number of Hawaii adults …

Lihue Scam Jam Takes Aim at Preventing Fraud

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP Hawaii and state agencies leading the fight against fraud will offer a free public awareness event at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall on Wednesday, June 10 (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.) The event is intended to arm Kauai residents against the threat of identity theft, investment fraud, and related scams that rake in billions of dollars across the country each year. The Scam Jam workshop is co-sponsored by the State Office of the Securities Commissioner, the Better Business Bureau of …

Free Screening of Still Alice in Kahului – June 18

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

The public is invited to a free screening of STILL ALICE at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater on Thursday, June 18 (6 – 8:30 p.m.). The film will be followed by a community dialogue – featuring a panel of local aging experts – on the topic of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The event is being held in connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative, which recognizes and supports the 247,000 Hawaii residents who care for older …

Hilo Events Shed Light on Tactics of Scam Artists

Posted on 06/2/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP Hawaii and several state agencies leading the fight against fraud will offer free public awareness events at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.) and the Hawaii ADRC (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, June 16. The events are intended to arm Hawaii residents against the threat of identity theft, investment fraud, and related scams that rake in billions of dollars across the country each year. The Scam Jams are co-sponsored by the State Office of the Securities …

Nominations Accepted – Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP Hawaii is accepting nominations for its annual Andrus Award for Community Service. The award honors residents age 50-plus who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of others in the community. The 2015 Andrus Award recipient will be honored at an event later this year. “AARP Hawaii is delighted to shine a light on Hawaii residents age 50-plus who are making a difference in the community,” said AARP Hawaii State President Gerry Silva. Nominations will be …

Scam Jams in Kahului and Kihei – May 30

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Every two seconds a con artist steals somebody’s identity. In the last year alone, Americans lost $18 billion of their hard-earned dollars to fraud, identity theft and scams. What tricks do con artists use to steal your money? How can you outsmart them before they strike? AARP Hawaii and state agencies leading the fight against fraud will offer free public awareness events in Kahului and Kihei on Saturday, May 30. The events are intended to arm Maui residents against the …