AARP Utah Teams Up with Fox 13 and Shred-It for Free Shredding Events

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At AARP, we’re serious about wanting to help consumers fight identity theft!  That’s why we’re teaming up once again with Fox 13 News and Shred-It to offer free shredding events, this time in both Midvale and Ogden on Saturday, July 15 from 8:00am–11:00am. This event is open to the public, regardless of age or AARP membership.  Shredding sensitive financial documents and other materials that contain personal information will prevent thieves from using these data to open false accounts or lines …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in Utah Helped Thousands File Taxes

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Tax season is over, and AARP Tax-Aide in Utah did another outstanding job helping low-to-moderate income taxpayers in the state file their taxes at no charge and on time!  This year, over 6700 returns were completed at 32 sites around the state by 106 volunteer preparers. AARP Foundation is very proud of Tax-Aide, which is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program. It offers free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, …

Operation Stop Scams Comes to Orem on May 6

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The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, as AARP state organizations sponsor more than 150 free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia from Friday, April 14, through Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Utah’s event will be in Orem on Saturday, May 6 at Mountain View High School from 9:00am—Noon in the East Parking Lot.  Consumers can bring up to …

April 19 is Day of Action for Health Care Bill

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#SaveMyCare DAY OF ACTION ALERT THE TIME IS NOW TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST ACTION BY CONGRESS TO PASS A BAD HEALTH CARE BILL!   WHAT: A day of action to contact your Senators and Representatives and let them know how important quality, affordable care is to you, your family and your friends.   WHY: People’s health and lives are at stake! When the delegation returns to Washington in a couple weeks, it’s likely they will try to pass healthcare reform …

Take a Smart Driver Class in Utah Near You

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Did you know that AARP’s Driver Safety Program has changed its course curriculum? The new and improved course was designed with the participant in mind, and it is different in many ways from previous editions including a completely new, easy-to-follow format that incorporates adult-learning principles, features reader-friendly print types, full-color pages, an easy-to-follow format and videos to supplement course content. There are also new opportunities for participants to learn state-specific information throughout the course in a way that is easier to …

World’s Leading Expert on Outsmarting Con Artists Coming to Utah!

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Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor, and cashed millions of dollars in fraudulent checks.  In case you didn’t read the bestselling book–spoiler alert–he got caught, and his exploits were depicted in the blockbuster movie Catch Me if You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. For over 40 years, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists.  He is one of the world’s most respected …

Is the “Say Yes” Scam Real?

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  From Kristin Keckeisen of the AARP Fraud Watch Network Our Fraud Watch Network Help Line has been fielding lots of calls about the “Say Yes” scam. News reports have warned that a fraudster will call and ask a question to get the victim to say yes. The scammer records that affirmation to use it to authorize unwanted charges to a phone bill, utility bill, or even a stolen credit card. While many people report that they are getting calls …

National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is Here

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by Kristin Keckeisen AARP Fraud Watch Network As part of National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide are joining forces with federal agencies to highlight the dangers of tax identity theft and recovery steps for victims. To register for the free webinar on February 2 at 2 pm EST, click here. How it Works: Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information for a fraudulent refund or to earn wages. It can …

Protect Medicare and Keep it Strong

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At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program.  “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress …

AARP Advocacy Monthly Newsletter–Focus on Medicare

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Your key Medicare questions, answered. Could Congress really take away my Medicare benefits? What would a voucher program mean for my savings? There are plenty of big questions about what the new Congress might do to Medicare – and how it could affect your bottom line, Laura Polacheck. AARP has the answers. Don’t miss our special Q&A on the 5 top questions about Medicare since the election!     How does Medicare work for you? Medicare’s ins-and-outs can be confusing …