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Three Events Aim to Prevent and Avoid Fraud in Idaho

Posted on 04/6/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

AARP Idaho invites you to one of three FREE Idaho Consumer Fraud Forums in May 2015. Presenters will describe the latest scams and offer tips on how to recognize fraud, protect yourself and avoid becoming the next victim. Every day another older Idahoan is ripped off by a telephone, Internet or mail scam. Aggressive con artists are targeting folks across the country to the tune of billions! AARP Idaho is hosting the events with Tom Trail, AARP Idaho Volunteer State …

Communication Internship at AARP Idaho

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to gain real-world experience with a leading nonprofit? We’re looking for you! AARP Idaho is seeking a social media communications intern for summer and fall 2015. This is a paid opportunity. This position will be responsible for maintaining and growing the social media accounts for both the AARP Idaho and AARP Montana state offices. Responsibilities: • Learning AARP’s mission, culture, history and projects with special emphasis on understanding AARP membership and the …

Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention Conference

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

The AARP Fraud Watch Network can help you spot and avoid fraud so you can keep your hard-earned money. Join us and hear from local experts as we reveal the secrets of con-artists and provide you with tools and resources you need to protect yourself from fraud and scams. Fight fraud today and protect your friends, family and you. The Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention Conference is scheduled March 18th in Grangeville from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free lunch …

Is your online sweetheart a scammer?

Posted on 02/9/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network releases new tips on how you can protect yourself from scammers from taking aim at your heart and pocketbooks. Scamming thousands of men and women each year – most over age 40 – romance swindles consistently make Top Scams lists, including those of the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov). The average per-victim loss is $10,000, according to MoneyGram. Other Valentine’s Day cons include: …

Be Aware of Tax Identity Theft

Posted on 02/3/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen.  And with tax season upon us, con artists are stealing Social Security numbers to file for fraudulent tax refunds. It’s a big problem.  To date, the IRS has identified around 15 million false tax returns alone. And you can also view targeted information and a special video devoted to tax identity theft awareness at www.aarp.org/scamalert.   The Warning Signs How do you know if you’re a victim of tax identity theft? If someone files …

Idaho ranks 43 in identity theft complaints – Protect yourself

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network launches an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video (see below), a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Idaho ranks 43 in ID theft complaints. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by …