Fraud Alert in Alabama: Two new twists in “free medical device” scam

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama Recently, new reports of a medical device scam have been surfacing in Alabama. Like a similar scam we’ve previously reported, these robocallers at times claim to be representing AARP. These recent reports include two new twists to the “free medical device” scam. Some robocalls nowalso promise that you’re entitled to $3,000 in money-saving coupons. Others falsely claim that the free-device offer is being made on behalf of AARP. In both cases, the scam artists will ask for your personal information, …

Free “Shred-A-Thon” in Alabaster on Wednesday, September 17

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Events | Press Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2014 AARP sponsors free “Shred-A-Thon” to fight identity theft in Alabaster on Wednesday, September 17 Non-perishable food donations to be collected for Community Food Bank of Central Alabama Alabaster, AL – AARP Alabama, WBRC Fox 6 and Secure Destruction Service will be staging a free community Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, September 17 from 7 AM to 2 PM in the Whitestone Shopping Center in Alabaster, 9200 Alabama Hwy. 119. Shelby …

Shred-A-Thon to fight identity theft in Cullman on 9/10/14

Posted on 09/9/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Events | Press Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2014 Free “Shred-A-Thon” to fight identity theft in Cullman on Wednesday, September 10 Non-perishable food donations will be collected for the Food Bank of North Alabama CULLMAN, AL– AARP Alabama, WBRC Fox 6 and Secure Destruction Service will be staging a free community Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, September 10 from 7 AM to 2 PM in the in the parking lot of the former Walmart store, 1700 2nd Avenue SW …

AARP Alabama to show “Cyber-Seniors” in Mobile on September 7

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Events Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2014 AARP Movies for Grownups to Showcase the Film “Cyber-Seniors” The documentary encourages older adults to get online and builds awareness around Grandparent’s Day MOBILE, AL – AARP Alabama and Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation, will host a free screening of “Cyber-Seniors” on Sunday, September 7 at 4:15 PM at Mobile’s Crescent Theater. “Cyber-Seniors” is a documentary that takes a candid and …

Free “Shred-A-Thon” to fight ID Theft in Birmingham on August 27

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Events | Press Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2014   Free Shred-A-Thon to fight Identity Theft in Birmingham on Wednesday, August 27 Non-perishable food donations will be collected for Community Food Bank of Central Alabama Birmingham, AL – AARP Alabama, WBRC Fox 6 and Secure Destruction Service will stage a free community Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, August 27 from 7 AM to 2 PM in the 1500 block of 1st Avenue South, near Railroad Park and Regions Field. …

AARP Alabama co-sponsoring FREE “Shred-A-Thons”

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Events AARP Alabama is partnering with WBRC Fox 6 in Birmingham to bring Shred-A-Thons to several communities around the Birmingham and north central Alabama area. Area residents can bring up to 3 bags or file boxes of personal documents for shredding. Identity theft experts recommend shredding any old documents that contain account numbers, Social Security numbers, or other personal financial information. The Shred-A-Thons are FREE to the public. We are asking for a voluntary donation of a non-perishable food item, which …