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Doug Masson Named Northeast Volunteer of the Year

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Congratulations go out to Doug Masson of Cambridge who was recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year for the Northeast region of the AARP Driver Safety Program. Doug is well deserving of the award and is an example of the kind of volunteer who routinely goes above and beyond — for both his students and in supporting the statewide program. Dave Peters, former state coordinator for Vermont shared the following upon nominating Doug for this recognition: “Doug serves as a …

As Debit Card Theft Hits 20-Year High, How Safe Is Your ATM?

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

While breach-fatigued retailers work to reduce the theft of their customers’ plastic-payment data, scammers have turned their focus to stealing card details at the ATM. During the first four months of 2015, stealing debit card info at automated teller machines hit a 20-year high, reports credit score firm FICO, which also monitors roughly two-thirds of America’s debit cards. Compared with the same period in 2014, skimming attacks increased threefold at ATMs not located at banks and 174 percent at on-branch …

Fight Fraud – Shred Instead

Posted on 06/10/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Protect youself and your family from identity thiefs! Bring your boxes or bags of documents, bank statements, credit card junk mail, etc. and watch it shredded at our free shredding days in South Burlington and Rutland. Please, no more than three boxes or bags per person. Paper clips and staples don’t need to be removed.      Free Shredding Days  South Burlington– Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:00 AM -12:00 PM Lot Behind KMart (Look for the truck!) 947 Shelburne Road …

AARP Vermont Joins Petition Drive for Online Dating Sites to Crack Down on Fraud

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

With romance scammers using the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network today called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users. AARP Vermont is inviting its members and the general public to become involved in the national campaign by signing an online petition. Demonstrating the ease with which online dating con artists currently operate, the June/July edition of AARP The Magazine contains the compelling story of …

A Good Day for Democracy in Vermont!

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

Governor Signs Election Day Registration Bill — Vermonters will be able to register and vote on Election Day, under a new bill signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) today. Vermont is the 14th state, plus the District of Columbia, to pass legislation to allow voters to register on Election Day, which can boost turnout and make it easier for eligible voters to cast a ballot that will get counted.   Since the 2010 election, 21 states have new laws making …

Free Lake Monsters Tickets for AARP Members!!

Posted on 05/18/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Take a father, grandfather or grandchild out to the ballpark on Father’s Day! AARP has made 100 free tickets available for the June 21 game against the Lowell Spinners!  Tickets are available only after June 1. Call 802-655-6611 or stop by the box office at Centennial Field in Burlington — after June 1.