Sign up for SCAM JAM - May 1 in Issaquah

Sign up for SCAM JAM – May 1 in Issaquah

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work               Scam artists are targeting you and the people you care about Learn how to fight back and spot the cons before they spot you Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your doorstep, con-artists are coming up with new and devious ways to scam you and your loved ones. Millions are lost each day to cons like foreign lottery fraud, bogus investment schemes, and online scams designed to …

Fraud Watch Alert – beware of consumer rip-offs by mudslide charity scams

Fraud Watch Alert – beware of consumer rip-offs by mudslide charity scams

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work As donors consider contributing to relief efforts for the Snohomish County mudslide tragedy, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are urging consumers to be on guard against scam artists who try to take advantage of the situation. The officials joined forces with the Better Business Bureau in reminding consumers that rip-off artists follow news coverage of natural disasters like this one and swoop in under the guise of helping victims, but end up victimizing the well-intended …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Internet savvy isn’t enough to protect you from online scams

Internet savvy isn’t enough to protect you from online scams

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work It turns out that simply knowing the ABC’s of online safety isn’t enough to protect you from online scams.  AARP has released a new report detailing the profile of the most likely victim on online fraud – are you next? Find out in this “New Day Northwest” interview with AARP State Director Doug Shadel and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.   For more information on how to protect yourself from scams and fraud, visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Also check …

New report reveals unique profile of most likely victims of online fraud - are you next?

New report reveals unique profile of most likely victims of online fraud – are you next?

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

Money & Work             For Immediate Release March 5, 2014 Contact: Jason Erskine 206-517-9345 office 206-604-7085 cell New report reveals unique profile of likely victims of online fraud– are you next? Nearly one-million Washington web surfers may be at high risk of victimization Seattle, WA – It all started when Jackie Swett’s computer starting acting up. She couldn’t log in to her email account and then a notice popped up on her screen offering to help. The 50-year-old …

Life Reimagined Volunteer Story

Life Reimagined Volunteer Story

Posted on 02/28/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work “Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way you planned,” according to AARP volunteer Janice Moran. Janice was downsized out of job and was thinking about what to do next. She took matters into her own hands and enrolled in Visual Communications classes at a local community college. Quickly she was able put her new skills to use by designing flyers and brochures for AARP. When the opportunity came up to attend a training session about “Life Reimagined,” she jumped at …