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Jane Margesson


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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Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

As we prepare for Black Friday, making sure the deals you’re ready to grab are legitimate should be at the top of your list. Emails will begin to fill your mailbox with advertisements and coupons usually with a link attached that you must click on to redeem. You’ll then be taken to a page that requires credit card information and other personal information to make sure you’ll get the deal. Don’t fall for this! Coupons don’t require such information to …

Maine Consumers Susceptible to Holiday Giving Scams, AARP Survey Shows

Posted on 11/24/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

    CONTACT: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 207-229-5628 or   Maine Consumers Susceptible to Holiday Giving Scams, AARP Survey Shows Unaware of Most Common Scams, Consumers’ Actions Place them at Risk PORTLAND — With Black Friday and the launch of the holiday shopping season just days away, AARP Maine is releasing a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network.  The survey found that 63% of Maine consumers failed a quiz about how to stay safe from …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 11/18/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

The cold November weather is starting to make its mark, causing an increasing need to turn on the heat in our homes. This means that it’s important to become aware of some common winter scams that could come across your path. You may get a call from someone claiming to a representative from your local electric or gas company saying your bill is overdue. They will threaten to turn your heat off if the bill isn’t paid immediately only by …

Tune in! Saturday, November 14th at 12:30 for Special TV Show on Scams on NBC Channels

Posted on 11/12/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Tune in for this informative program on WLBZ 2 (Bangor) and WCSH6 (Portland) this Saturday, November 14th, to learn about scams, frauds and what you can do to stay safe from these crimes. Host: Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director Guests: Judy Shaw, Maine Office of Securities and David Leach, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Tell your friends and family! istock_On-Air-2.jpg

We Shredded 1,000 Pounds w/ AG Janet Mills in Farmington

Posted on 11/12/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Thank you, Attorney General Janet Mills! We shredded over 1,000 pounds of sensitive materials at our shredding event today in Farmington!   AARP Maine hosted our sixth and final shredding event of the year on at the Farmington Town Office on November 12th and were joined by AG Janet Mills for the morning section of the event. This event offered the Farmington community the opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive and personal documents to minimize the risk of becoming a victim of identity …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 11/11/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

As we celebrate the great men and women who have fought for our country this Veterans Day, it’s important to be aware of scams targeting veterans. Military veterans need to be cautious of a phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Veterans Administration. The scammers will say they need to “update” certain details with the VA and will then steal all your personal information once you provide it. The VA will NEVER call and ask for your …