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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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers Ready to File Your Taxes…for FREE

Posted on 02/5/2016 by | AARP Maine | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers Are Ready to File Your Taxes – For Free! Volunteer-Run Program Files Almost 20,000 Returns in Maine Each Year To find a site near you, go to www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-227-7669 or 2-1-1. During the 2015 ten week tax filing season, two hundred and eighty-four volunteers helped over twenty four thousand individuals take advantage of the services provided by the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.  Nearly all of the federal and state income tax returns prepared were filed electronically. …

Rep. Drew Gattine Receives AARP Capitol Caregiver Award

Posted on 02/4/2016 by | AARP Maine | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2016 CONTACT: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   REPRESENTATIVE DREW GATTINE MAKES BIPARTISAN LIST OF “CAPITOL CAREGIVERS” AARP Honors State Elected Officials for Helping Family Caregivers   PORTLAND – To recognize his work to support family caregivers in Maine, AARP names Representative Drew Gattine (D-Westbrook) as a 2015 “Capitol Caregiver,” a bipartisan group of state legislators, lieutenant governors, and governors from 25 states.  These elected officials have advanced policies to help …

Scam Alert of the Week: Feb. 3rd – Watch out for the IRS Imposter Scam

Posted on 02/3/2016 by | AARP Maine | Comments

2/3: SCAM ALERT BULLETIN BOARD: It’s tax season again and this means a surge in fake IRS calls across the country. Here is how it works: Someone claiming to be from the IRS either phones or leaves a voice message saying you owe back taxes.  They will threaten that unless you wire funds immediately, you will be arrested or even jailed.  Scammers will make this sound convincing and through “spoofing,” your caller ID may say “IRS” or something similar.  Do …

IRS Scams on the Rise as Tax Season Gets Underway

Posted on 01/29/2016 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Tax Season Underway, AARP Maine Warns IRS Scam on the Rise Offers Guidance to Avoid Scams and Identity Theft With tax season now well underway, an intimidating and sophisticated phone scam, commonly known as the “IRS scam,” is on the rise.  Fraudsters call potential victims claiming to be IRS employees, and insist that the person owes thousands in unpaid taxes. The scammers typically threaten fines or even jail time if the “debt” remains unpaid, and further increase pressure by insisting the …

Bangor State House Deep Dive – We Need You!

Posted on 01/27/2016 by | AARP Maine | Comments

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Scam Alert of the Week 01/27/16

Posted on 01/27/2016 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Job websites can be a great way to find the perfect next position, but these websites are also a popular destination for scammers.  Posing as legitimate employers, scammers post ads for positions that don’t even exist.  They will demand upfront fees to run a background or even a credit check. You shouldn’t have to pay for such services.  They may even ask for sensitive information such as your Social Security number. Do your homework.  Conduct an investigation of your own …