Free Fraud Watch Network Event in Pocatello

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events AARP Idaho is hosting a free Fraud Watch Network event in Pocatello, Idaho at the Clarion Inn (1399 Bench Road). The conference takes place Thursday, April 17 from 9:15am until 1:30pm and includes a free lunch and door prizes. Speakers include Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, Pocatello Sheriff Lorin Nielson, former Idaho State Representative and current AARP volunteer president Tom Trail and local experts that will give you the tools and resources you need to stay protected from online identity theft, …

Sign Up for Watchdog Alerts to Guard Against Scams

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events In a recent AARP survey, 92 percent of Idaho adults said they are concerned about providing personal information over the Internet. Even so, of those who have a Facebook account and are familiar with its privacy settings, one in five said they had never changed the settings. AARP is spreading the word about ways to guard against scams through its Fraud Watch Network. Open to people of all ages, the network keeps tabs on emerging scams, advises how to recognize …

Lewiston Scam Jam Conference

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events AARP Idaho is co-sponsoring a free Scam Jam in Lewiston, Idaho at the Williams Conference Center on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College. The event takes place Thursday, April 3 from 9:00am until 3:30pm 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 former Idaho State Representative and current AARP volunteer president Tom Trail will give closing remarks. Identity …

Embrace a Hobby, Go Back to Class

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events In cooperation with the College of Southern Idaho, AARP Idaho is offering opportunities for lifelong learning to residents of the Twin Falls and Magic Valley areas. Anyone can sign up for the free classes, which run March 24-28 on the college campus. Subjects range from fly-fishing and tours of local businesses to home weatherization and card games. “These informal classes give people a way to share their knowledge and hobbies in a fun social setting,” said Mark Estess, AARP state …

Protecting Yourself from Scams

Posted on 01/21/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events AARP Live Returns January 23rd With Advice on Protecting Yourself from Scams Ever been the victim of a fraud or scam? AARP Live returns January 23rd with a program that will help you learn how to spot a fraud and important advice on how you can protect yourself from getting scammed. Tune in at 8 p.m. MTN on the RFD-TV network or online at: www.aarp.org/rfd. AARP fraud expert Doug Shadel will tell us about the latest frauds making the rounds …

AARP Idaho Kicks Off "Minds in Motion" with College of Southern Idaho

AARP Idaho Kicks Off “Minds in Motion” with College of Southern Idaho

Posted on 10/25/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events AARP Idaho is pleased to partner with the College of Southern Idaho on a new lifelong learning series called Minds in Motion. Minds in Motion is an exciting series of lectures, classes and activities designed to enrich your life through education, physical activity and community connection. Courses will include tours of local industry, outdoor programs and seminars on a broad range of topics such as brain health and fraud prevention. The Minds in Motion kick off event will take place …