Three Events Aim to Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft in Idaho

Posted on 09/26/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events National Crime Prevention Month is the backdrop for three FREE Idaho Scam Jams in October. Presenters will describe the latest scams and offer tips on how to recognize a con artist, guard against identity theft and report Medicare fraud. AARP Idaho is hosting the events in cooperation with several state agencies, including the Office of Attorney General, Departments of Finance and Insurance, and Commission on Aging, as well as the Better Business Bureau and local police. Scammers often prey on …

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree Discounts

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events Join the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree in celebrating its 25th anniversary October 15 – 19, 2014. AARP members and their guests (up to four per membership) will receive a 15.00 discount off the five-day “All Events” tickets and a $5.00 discount off the purchase of an “All Day” ticket.   If purchased on-line by October 7, an additional   savings is offered by the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree as opposed to purchasing in person at the event. Visit http://www.sunvalleyjazz.com/jazz-festival-tickets  and enter code “SAVE2014” …

Sign Up for Scam Alerts at the North Idaho Fair

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP Idaho will be on the scene at the annual North Idaho Fair and Rodeo at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Aug. 20-24. In addition to a lively roster of activities and entertainment, this year’s fair celebrates the county’s 150th anniversary and showcases the community’s heritage. Fairgoers who stop by the AARP booth can sign up for watchdog alerts about scams happening in their communities. Members who show their AARP cards will get a free gift while supplies last. Can’t make …

Enjoy Horse Racing, Learn About Handicapping for Free

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP members who enjoy horse racing can present their membership cards for free admission to Les Bois Park in Boise on June 7, 14 and 21. AARP Idaho invites racing fans to stop by its booth to meet staff and volunteers and to learn what AARP is doing in the community. People can pick up materials on how to avoid scams and prevent identity theft, and the first 100 AARP members to stop by will be eligible for a $2 …

Reaching Out to Help Veterans and Their Families

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP Idaho will reach out to military veterans and their families at the North Idaho Veteran Stand Down on May 10. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in cooperation with other agencies and nonprofit organizations, Stand Down provides services such as food, shelter, clothing and health screenings for veterans in need. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene. Attendees can visit the AARP booth for information about …

Popular Scam Jam Coming to Rupert

Posted on 04/25/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events AARP Idaho is co-sponsoring a free Scam Jam in Rupert, Idaho at the Wilson Theater. The event takes place Wednesday, May 7 from 9:00am until 3:45pm and includes a free lunch with keynote speaker Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. William “Bill” Deal, Director of the Idaho Department of Insurance will discuss the Affordable Care Act, and Idaho Senator Dean Cameron. Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year. According to the latest …