Fraud Watch Scam Alert: Facebook Quizzes Can Lead to Mobile Charges

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While it may seem like a fun idea to take one of the many Facebook quizzes that pop up on your timeline, be warned that it may be a scam. To take the quiz, you enter your information, including your cell phone number. The surprise isn’t the quiz results; instead, it’s the recurring fee on your cell phone bill that you unwittingly signed up for. Just say no to Facebook quizzes!   Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, …

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

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Resources Offered in Bank Branches and Online will Teach Customers How to Recognize Identity-Theft Schemes A unique educational collaboration was announced Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 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 Massachusetts, as well as Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and New York, along with digital …

Fraud Watch Scam Alert: Timeshare ‘Resale’ Scam

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If you’re trying to sell your timeshare, be forewarned about a timeshare resale scam. You may get a call from a company that claims to have a buyer. The caller will even give you the name and phone number of the prospective buyer, who will confirm interest. The caller faxes you legitimate-looking paperwork, along with a request for a credit card number for escrow and title services – with a promise you’ll get that money back once the deal closes. …

Fraud Watch Scam Alert: Be Wary of Free ‘Government Grants’

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Scams purporting to offer free government grants often pop up following an election. You might get a call or read an ad for a free grant from the government. You’ll be promised that your grant application will be accepted and you’ll never have to pay the money back. All you need to do is provide your checking account information for the deposit. This is a red flag! Never give your checking account information to anyone you don’t know.   Be …

Local Offers for AARP Members and Guests in Connecticut

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AARP Connecticut offers members terrific year-round opportunities to save money and connect them with people and places in their community while supporting local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall – AARP members can enjoy great discounts on admission and memberships to a variety of Connecticut museums and cultural attractions, local theater and musical performances, and more! New offers are added throughout the year so bookmark this site and check back often for information about current discounts …

Share Your Lifetime Experience: Volunteer With AARP New Hampshire!

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  So, you’re interested in volunteering and adding some community service to your busy schedule? Good for you! You’ll be helping countless others age 50+ in the state by volunteering with us at AARP New Hampshire! You don’t need to have specific skills, or even lots of time. At AARP New Hampshire, we have a wide range of volunteer opportunities – and they all have one thing in common: making a difference. In New Hampshire, thousands of AARP members are …

BREAKING NEWS: Massachusetts CARE Act Becomes Law!

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Massachusetts is the 34th state to pass the CARE Act.  AARP Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act has been signed into law by Governor Charles Baker.  AARP Massachusetts thanks Governor Baker and state lawmakers for enacting this important legislation to support family caregivers. The CARE Act (pdf), known in the Massachusetts Legislature as H.3911, and sponsored by Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester) and Rep. Chris Walsh (D-Framingham), recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in keeping …

BREAKING NEWS: MA Legislature Passes the CARE Act!

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In terrific news for family caregivers in Massachusetts, today, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted House Bill 3911, An Act Establishing the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act! Thank you to our hard-working volunteer advocates and e-activists for all of your phone calls, tweets, emails, and more. Special thanks to the bill sponsors, Rep. Chris Walsh (D-Framingham) and Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). The final step is for the bill to be signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. CLICK HERE to join us in asking …

You’re Invited to Our AARP Massachusetts Open House!

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You are cordially invited to attend the AARP Massachusetts Open House on Thursday Dec. 15, from 4-7 p.m., at our offices at One Beacon St., Suite 2301, Boston, MA 02108. Come help us celebrate the end of a very busy and successful year! Enjoy food, beverages, and dramatic evening views of the Boston skyline from our newly-renovated large conference room. Enjoy conversations with new and old friends and colleagues, and meet other AARP members. This event is open to all …

TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Massachusetts Family Caregivers Need the CARE Act Passed Before Year End!

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There are only a few weeks left until House Bill 3911, An Act Establishing the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act, must be signed before the current legislative session ends. The bill is waiting in the Massachusetts House for a final step to passage, and family caregivers in Massachusetts can’t wait another session for help. Right now, more than 844,000 Bay State residents are providing in-home care for an aging parent or loved. This home-based care is allowing those loved ones to remain …