Sign Up for Watchdog Alerts to Guard Against Scams

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

Money & Work 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 …

Affordable Care Act Saves Idahoans Money

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Money & Work Idaho Residents Saved $35.1 million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Idaho residents on Medicare saved $35.1 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $742. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable …

The Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Money & Work A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud. The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” surveyed over 11,000 people nationally and 811 in the state of Idaho. According to the survey, 31 percent of Internet users in Idaho may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile. The national study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is …

Protecting Yourself from Scams

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

Money & Work 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 Fights ID Theft and Fraud in Idaho

AARP Fights ID Theft and Fraud in Idaho

Posted on 01/13/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Money & Work AARP is mounting a local campaign to fight identity theft and fraud through its Fraud Watch Network. Identity theft and other forms of fraud pose a serious threat in Idaho. Frauds and scams cause billions in loses every year. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is designed to give Idahoans access to information to help protect them and their families from theft and fraud. It’s free and open to everyone – members, non-members and people of all ages – and it …

Protect Yourself From Fraud

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP Idaho will host a telephone town hall to help consumers protect themselves against fraud. State Attorney General Lawrence Wasden (R) will join Mark Estess, AARP state director, to explain how to recognize con artists and guard against scams. The presenters will discuss how con artists exploit public interest in new programs such as the health insurance marketplace to solicit personal information for identity theft or to sell useless services. To join the conversation, call toll-free 877-229-8493 on Dec. 12 …