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Beware of Holiday Scams

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

With the holiday giving season approaching, a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network found that 62% of South Carolina consumers failed a quiz about how to stay safe from common holiday scams, and many are regularly engaging in risky behaviors which could leave them at risk of being victimized by con artists. A report, “Beware the Grinch: Consumers At Risk of Being Scammed During the Holidays,” details AARP’s polling of South Carolina consumers regarding the most common holiday …

SC Flood: See A Need, Meet A Need

Posted on 10/7/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

See a need, meet a need! South Carolina has experienced horrific and historical flooding. It’s heart breaking to see our friends, family and neighbors hurting and devastated. We are a proud state and know in difficult times, South Carolina becomes stronger and shows the nation what we are made of. Many of you have been asking, “What can I do?” There are many ways you can help with your time and resources. Here is some important information from AARP SC. …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Events

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Information on upcoming Fraud Watch Network Events in SC Spartanburg First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg, South Carolina Tuesday, November 17, 2015 10:00 AM to noon REGISTER Kingstree Kingstree Recreation Center Kingstree, South Carolina Wednesday, November 18, 2015 10:00 AM to noon REGISTER Florence Florence County Library 509 S. Dargan Street Florence, South Carolina Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET REGISTER    

State Fair Information

Posted on 09/14/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Join AARP SC for a Day at the State Fair on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The AARP Pavilion will be located in Rosewoods. You’ll find information from the AARP Fraud Watch Network, resources for caregivers, and the exciting Life Reimagined photo booth will capture your creativity. Several state agencies that provide resources to older adults will join us as well. The AARP Pavilion will be open from 10 am until 3 pm. You must purchase a ticket to enter the …

Fall Shred Events

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

It’s time to safely dispose of your personal documents in a secure environment. Each event is free and open to the public. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is your source for information on how to protect your identity, read about potential scams, and forum to ask your questions. Rock Hill October 14 Housing Authority of Rock Hill 467 S. Wilson Street Rock Hill, SC 29730 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Columbia October 27 Lourie Center 1650 Park Circle Columbia, SC 29201 2:00 …

Information on SCE&G Proposed Rate Request

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

South Carolinian’s can’t afford another SCE&G rate hike. Forcing current consumers to pay for future power plants is simply unjustified. Since January 2009, SCE&G residential rates have increased more than 27%. This includes general rate hikes, revised rate schedules, and changes in rates due to fuel costs. The Numbers Here’s the math. Before SCE&G began the projects at the V.C. Summer plant, a customer who used an average of 1000 KWH paid $114.20 a month for their utility service. Today, …