AARP Maine

Jane Margesson

Biography:

Jane Margesson has worked for AARP for over 20 years in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and now Maine. She is proud to work every day with a remarkable team that includes volunteers throughout the state who propel AARP's mission to improve the lives of all as we age.

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Fraud Watch Wednesday 5/4 Scammers Celebrate Mother’s Day, too!

Posted on 05/4/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

5/4 Scam Alert Bulletin Board: Mother’s day is almost here! If you are thinking about scheduling last minute flower deliveries beware! With thousands of online flowers being ordered, crooks have hit a new low of setting up fake online flower shops, and then promoting then all over the internet. They attract buyers by claiming to have cheap prices, but in reality are just taking your credit card info and, you guessed it, not delivering flowers. Make sure to research the …

AARP Maine Upcoming Events and Fun Get-Togethers for Spring and Summer

Posted on 05/4/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

KICK OFF YOUR SUMMER WITH AARP MAINE!  Join us for fun events throughout the summer—including the Atlantic Cup Race, a Portland Sea Dogs game, a tour of hidden gardens, and more! Age of Disruption Tour Heads to Portland:  Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 2:30 PM Portland, Maine For tickets: Website: https://drbillthomas.org/local/portland-me/ Cvent: aarp.cvent.com/DisruptME Our culture tells us that aging will change us against our will, and for the worse. International expert Dr. Bill Thomas will …

AARP Fraud Watch Network SCAM JAM Comes to Bangor on June 1st!

Posted on 05/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

Can you outsmart a con artist? The 2016 AARP Fraud Watch Network “Scam Jam” is your opportunity to learn about common scams and fraud and steps you can take to avoid them. We’re featuring informative breakout sessions on imposter scams and cyber security, plus MPBN will broadcast their popular radio call-in program, Maine Calling, live from the event. Our keynote speaker will be US Senator Susan Collins. A light breakfast and buffet lunch will be served. June 1, 2016 | Check-in: 9:15 a.m. | Event: …

Bangor and Portland Residents Shredded Almost 18,000 Pounds of Sensitive Documents at Two Events!

Posted on 05/2/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

Scams and frauds may be on the rise, but Penobscot and Cumberland County residents who attended our shredding events this weekend took a stand against identity theft. These events were part of the AARP Shred Fest which took place across the country in almost 40 states. We broke all our records! Almost 18,000 pounds of sensitive materials are now safely out of the hands of identity thieves. AARP Maine would like to thank Sheriff Joyce, Deputy Sheriff Schnupp, Kelly Maines, Sheriff Morton and all our …

“Free Grant” Scams Are on the Rise

Posted on 04/27/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

4/27: SCAM ALERT BULLETIN BOARD: Beware of phone calls coming from the “Federal Grants Administration.” This is one of the top ten scams reported to the U.S. Senate Aging Committee.  Scammers call stating they are from the “Federal Grants Administration” or the “Federal Grants Department” and claiming that you are entitled to a “free grant.”  They ask you to wire money to them for processing fees. They then explain that as soon as they receive the money to cover these …

About AARP Maine

Posted on 04/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization with a social mission. We envision a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose. AARP Maine is working to enhance the lives of Mainers 50+ through advocacy, information sharing, volunteerism and service. Our staff and volunteers advocate on issues such as caregiving, livable communities, affordable utilities and consumer fraud, to name a few.  We have resources and information to help you make informed health and retirement decisions. AARP Maine is also proud to have volunteers …

At the State House: Our Legislative Update

Posted on 04/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

AARP Maine’s legislative priorities this session included releasing the senior housing bond, and protecting basic telephone service. The housing bond was approved by voters in November, but the governor has refused to release the funds. AARP Maine urged the legislature to reauthorize the release of the bond. This initiative passed in the House but failed to pass in the Senate. We will continue to fight for the release of the senior affordable housing bond in the next legislative session. Thanks to …

Watch Out for WIFI Scams

Posted on 04/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

4/20: SCAM ALERT BULLETIN BOARD: Turns out free WIFI may not be so free after all. Scammers love to frequent places that offer free WIFI and set up “hotspots” that actually enable them to redirect your connection so they can see what you are working on.  Unknowingly, you may be sharing important emails and credit card information directly with these hackers. Here is what to watch out for: Suspicious activity such as someone else logging into your email or malware …

Free Shredding Events, Medicine Disposal Events and Scam Awareness Workshops

Posted on 04/19/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

Scams and frauds are on the rise, but Mainers can take active steps to protect themselves and their families!  AARP Maine is collaborating with community partners, law enforcement, legislators and community leaders to host free shredding events and scam awareness workshops.  Please join us and bring your friends and family! Would you like to volunteer with us on one or both days?  Shredding events are fun, too!  Call Jane at 1-866-554-5380 or email me@aarp.org for information. Bring all sensitive paperwork …

Free Coupon Scam Alert

Posted on 04/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

4/13: SCAM ALERT BULLETIN BOARD: Can’t go wrong with a free coupon, right? Think again. Scam artists are now trying to cheat you even through coupons! This usually occurs online through social media sites where typically you are asked to click on a link and share it with your friends to receive a free coupon. You are then asked to fill out a survey and enter personal information.  Once this process is done you have signed up for a fake …