Community Shredding Events and Food Drives Headline AARP National Day of Service in Montana

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Local Resources Challenges facing older Montanans Highlighted by Efforts   Hunger and Fraud Tackled with Local Events throughout the State Helena, Mont., Sept. 2, 2014 — AARP Montana announced today that it will host community shredding events and food drives across Montana as part of its 2014 “National Day of Service” that will be held on Thursday, September 11.  For 12 years now, thousands of AARP staff, members and volunteers have responded to the tragic events of September 11 by volunteering in …

Montana Securities Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen Shuts Down Massive Ponzi Scheme; Perpetrator to Serve Decades in Prison

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Local Resources Justice: 20 Years, $5 Million Fine Financial Fraudster Richard Reynolds sentenced in Bozeman   BOZEMAN –Convicted felon Richard Reynolds will serve 20 years in prison and was ordered to pay almost $5 million in restitution and fees for bilking more than 140 victims out of nearly $5.4 million through a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors in Montana, the U.S. and four foreign countries. Gallatin County District Judge Holly Brown sentenced Reynolds to a total of 60 years in prison …

New E-Mail Scam Targeting Montanans

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Local Resources Montana Department of Revenue Warns of Email Scam The Montana Department of Revenue is warning people about a new email scam that could potentially harm computer systems, and steal identities and financial information. These email messages target people in and out of state. They are not from the department and the department recommends that people delete these fraudulent email notifications. Taxpayers are receiving email messages with a variety of subjects, one that claims they owe money to the Montana Department …

AARP Montana Presents Series of Consumer Forums to Fight Investment Fraud

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Local Resources AARP Montana Presents Series of Consumer Forums to Fight Investment Fraud AARP and host of experts conduct forums on spotting scams, avoiding fraud; 7 Montana cities will host events   In its ongoing efforts to fight the problem of investment fraud, AARP Montana is partnering with a coalition of crime prevention agencies to sponsor a series of forums around Montana entitled “How to Outsmart Investment Fraud.” AARP will present the forums along with a host of experts from the Montana …

Don’t Do Your Taxes This Year… Let AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Take Care of That!

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Local Resources AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program in Full Swing for 2014 Tax Season AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation at sites around Montana during tax season This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.  In its 45th year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  Taxpayers do not …

Share Your Story about Difficulties Getting Insurance

Posted on 04/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources AARP is asking Nebraska members who have had problems getting health insurance coverage to share their stories. The anecdotes will be used to help persuade state lawmakers to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. If approved, the expansion would extend Medicaid coverage to about 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans younger than 65. Individuals with annual income up to $15,415 would be eligible, as would couples with income up to $21,400. Gov. Dave Heineman (R) opposes the plan. AARP is part of …