Credit Card Scam Alert

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Money & Work | South Dakota Fraud Watch Network Alert: Robocallers Target Consumers in Credit Card Scam The South Dakota Attorney General issued the following warning about a scam targeting consumers in South Dakota: Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers to be cautious of robocalls targeting consumers with a scam that implies that their Mastercard has been locked or suspended. The automated phone message prompts the consumer to press a number one to unlock the card. Once the number one is pressed the …

AARP SD 2014 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

AARP SD 2014 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota AARP South Dakota Legislative Wrap-Up 2014 South Dakota Legislative Session The main run of the 2014 South Dakota Legislative Session has ended and here are some of the issues AARP South Dakota worked on during the session that impacts the 50+ population in South Dakota. Consumer Protection AARP SD supported consumer protection bills brought by the SD Division of Insurance and SD Attorney General.  The Attorney General (AG) provisions addressed consumer protection laws that had not been updated since their …

Are YOU An Easy Target for Scammers?

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Money & Work | South Dakota A new survey by AARP aimed to find out why some people fall victim to scams, while others do not.  The eye opening results show it’s not just what you do online, but your emotional state and life experiences that may make your more vulnerable. The 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 …

Make Our Community Stronger

Make Our Community Stronger

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Events | South Dakota Shape our city – Your views can help make Sioux Falls even stronger.  There are a number of ways you can have a say in the future of our community including being an informed voter on the upcoming mayoral, city council and school board elections as well as several ballot questions.  You can attend forums and work groups to share your vision for planning the cities future.  Or, you can make our community better by chipping in, and lending a …

AARP South Dakota Week 8 Legislative Update

AARP South Dakota Week 8 Legislative Update

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota The 2014 South Dakota legislative session is winding down but there are still a number of issues AARP South Dakota is working on for you. Consumer protection legislation continues make its way through this legislative session.  With AARP South Dakota’s support, House Bill (HB) 1054 has passed the Senate and the House of Representatives and is on its way to Governor Daugaard for his signature.  HB 1054 is part of a series of bills to come from the South Dakota …

Social Security Keeps Many Out of Poverty

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

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work | South Dakota Social Security keeps more than a third (36.5 percent) of South Dakotans age 65 and older out of poverty, according to a new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute. About 8 percent in that age group live in poverty even with Social Security income. About half of state residents 65-plus rely on Social Security for at least 50 percent of their family income, and 1 in 5 relies on Social Security for at least 90 percent of family income. …