AARP and Frank Abagnale Launch Effort to End the Tech Support Scam

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Microsoft Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Consumers Have Encountered the Scam   WASHINGTON, D.C. – With U.S. consumers falling victim to the “technical support scam” in greater numbers than ever before, the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched an initiative to raise awareness of the scam and educate consumers about how they can protect themselves. A survey released last month by Microsoft found that over the past year two-thirds of consumers have experienced the tech support scam, in which fraudsters pose …

AARP Idaho Town Hall with Governor Otter and Lt. Governor Little

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Idahoans invited to attend and ask their questions on November 10th Thousands of AARP members as well as other citizens across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the call and take questions via telephone regarding recent election results, healthcare coverage and other issues important to the 50+ in Idaho. AARP will call …

Don’t Let Halloween Turn Into A Nightmare

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Usually a treat for children, Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year, AARP offers tips to stay safe   Q: I remember in past years that you had a Halloween Safety Sheet that could be printed and used as a handout or poster.  Do you still have those available?   Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for children, but also one of the most dangerous.  Except for the 4th of July, …

Looking Forward to the Holidays?

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…so are the Scammers. With the holidays approaching quickly, the traditional season for giving has become a peak time for taking among con-artists targeting Idaho consumers.  While most of us focus on family and friends during the holidays, scammers are zeroing in on your wallets and bank accounts. At AARP Idaho, we’re encouraging consumers to be on the lookout for some emerging and popular scams, and to also share the information with their families and loved ones to help keep …

Join AARP Idaho & the Idaho Dept. of Insurance for Medicare 101

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Medicare can be confusing…but it doesn’t have to be! Did you know that Medicare choices can impact your financial security? Join AARP Idaho and the Idaho Department of Insurance Senior Health Advisors in Caldwell, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Post Falls to get your Medicare questions answered in person by the experts. You’ll learn the basics of the Medicare program, who is eligible, what is covered, how your choice can impact financial security, and what resources are available. Gain insight into …

Medicare Open Enrollment Opens October 15

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This fall, AARP Idaho is encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to read their annual Notice of Change and to review their health and prescription drug plan options for 2017 during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15th – December 7th). Given the trend in high prescription medication prices, consumers are advised to pay close attention to their Medicare Part D drug plan options to help save money. Medicare plans often change their cost-sharing and coverage benefits every year. However, insurers must notify all their …

Lynn Young Selected as Recipient of 2016 Andrus Award

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AARP Idaho announced today that Lynn Young of Meridian was selected to receive the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award. Each year AARP honors the legacy of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. This award is a symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will present the honor to Young at an …

Meet the New AARP Idaho Driver Safety State Coordinator

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AARP Idaho is pleased to welcome Becky Young of Blackfoot, as the new state coordinator of the Driver Safety Program in Idaho. As state coordinator, Young will organize and oversee all of the volunteer driver safety instructors who teach courses in cities and towns across the Gem State. Last year, more than 40 volunteer instructors conducted 150 classes throughout Idaho resulting in more than 1,700 Safe Driver “graduates.” Young has been an AARP Driver Safety volunteer for the past 12 …

Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

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Want to be part of something big in the Gem State? AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help during the tax season. This program is available to anyone, young or old, AARP member or not. You don’t need to be a math expert to be a volunteer. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support …

Join AARP Idaho for a Town Meeting with Senator Mike Crapo

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Join us for an AARP Idaho town meeting with Senator Mike Crapo You’re invited to join us for a telephone town hall meeting with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. This live and interactive call is your opportunity to ask the Senator questions via telephone on the national debt, budget, Social Security, Medicare or other issues. The hour long conversation begins at 6:10 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, August 24th. Participants can join dialing toll free                         (877) 229-8493 and entering …