— AARP Maryland and Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) invite Baltimore County area residents to learn about preventing elder abuse and take time to shred unneeded documents for free during an event on Thursday, June 15. The shred will take place as part of the BC-REST World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum. Register for free for this event! The event will be held at the Randallstown Community Center (3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD). The Forum time will be 9:30 …

— that take your money and never send you the product, or worse, send you a product that could cause you harm. Also, be sure to read the fine print on prescription drug coupons you find online. You might discover your purchase won’t count toward your deductible, or that the coupon expires after a certain number of refills. Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam. Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the …

— Netflix customers beware! Scammers are conducting a campaign to obtain personal and financial information from Netflix users across the country. Netflix users are receiving an email claiming to be from the company asking them to update their Netflix login information. After providing this, a second screen appears which asks users to validate their payment information. After providing their information on the fraudulent website, the Netflix customers are re-directed to the actual Netflix homepage. The phishing email looks surprisingly realistic and …

— ¡ALERTA! El fraude y la explotación acechan… Con los retos económicos que enfrentamos, los criminales se ponen más creativos para robarte la identidad y engañarte con las últimas estafas, y así quitarte el dinero por el que tanto has trabajado. También aumentan dramáticamente los casos de explotación financiera hasta por parte de los propios familiares. Ven y ponte al día con los expertos para identificar y contrarrestar las tácticas de los estafadores, y conoce los aspectos legales para proteger tus …

— Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, April 22, in Fargo and Bismarck. A shredding truck will be at each location and shred documents on site between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is open to the public. The Fargo event will be held in the parking lot at West Acres Shopping Center, 3902 13th Ave. S. The Bismarck event will be held in the …

— If you get a phone call, text or Facebook message from someone demanding immediate payment for back taxes and threatening you with jail or deportation, do not respond and do not click on any email links. Tax time is prime time for IRS scammers. There are several variations of the scam. Sometimes scam artists will pretend to be Internal Revenue Service agents, demand that you pay a bogus tax bill and threaten you with arrest or deportation. In some cases, …

— IMPORTANT NEWS! Attorney General Janet Mills requests all Mainers who were scammed out of money and asked to utilize Western Union as a payment method to contact her office as they may be eligible for restitution payments. Under a recent settlement with the federal government consumers may be eligible for some restitution if the payments were sent between 1/1/2004 and 1/19/17. In January, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement it made with Western Union that will require them to …

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— Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft.  One way to do this is to dispose of your personal information securely.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and Bank of New Hampshire have teamed up to offer six shred-a-thons at these …

— Did you know that every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen? Luckily there are steps you can take to protect yourself from potential fraud. If you live in the greater La Crosse area, we have a great opportunity for you to get rid of any of your old, sensitive documents. The AARP Fraud Watch Network and Coulee Bank are teaming up to offer a free shredding event on Friday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coulee Bank, …

— In recognition of national Money Smart Week®, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is hosting Operation Stop Scams, a series of nationwide events from April 14–May 16. In Massachusetts, AARP is offering two free shredding events, one in April and one in May. Details are below. In the U.S. every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents no longer needed is a good way for people to protect themselves from ID theft and fraud, and the AARP Fraud Watch …