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

Press             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 …

Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places - Watch out for Romance Scams

Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places – Watch out for Romance Scams

Posted on 02/14/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Press BBB, AGO and AARP Partner to Combat Romance Scams As more people go cyber to find love, Better Business Bureau—BBB, the Washington State Attorney General’s Office—AGO, and AARP warn of an uptick in reports of romance scams. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, romance scam victims lost more than $55 million in 2012. To combat this growing epidemic, consumer protection groups are spending Valentine’s Day warning singles about the dangers of “catfishing.” Online dating is big business in the …

Small Businesses Say Washingtonians Unprepared for Retirement, Believe State Needs to do More to Help

Small Businesses Say Washingtonians Unprepared for Retirement, Believe State Needs to do More to Help

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Press The Small Business Majority released a new state poll today (Jan. 23) showing strong support for legislation designed to help Washington workers save for their future. Their news release and a copy of the poll are included below. AARP is strongly supporting the “Save Toward a Retirement Today” measaure or “STaRT.”  For more information, download AARP’s two-page fact sheet, or visit www.startwa.org.       SMALL BUSINESS MAJORITY For immediate release: Jan. 23, 2014 CONTACT: Allison Abney | Media Relations …

Secretary of State, Attorney General and AARP Team up to Remind People to Give Wisely

Secretary of State, Attorney General and AARP Team up to Remind People to Give Wisely

Posted on 12/6/2013 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Press News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 6, 2013 Contacts: Brian Zylstra SOS Deputy Communications Director (360) 902-4173 or brian.zylstra@sos.wa.gov Alison Dempsey-Hall AGO Deputy Communications Director (206) 442-4482 or alisond@atg.wa.gov Jason Erskine AARP Washington Communications Director (206) 604-7085 or jerskine@aarp.org   Wyman, Ferguson, AARP team up to remind people to give wisely  OLYMPIA…Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and AARP are urging Washington residents to make wise choices when giving money to charity and avoid unscrupulous fundraising groups …

Walt Bowen of Olympia Wins AARP Volunteer Award

Walt Bowen of Olympia Wins AARP Volunteer Award

Posted on 11/18/2013 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Press Walt Bowen of Olympia has been selected by AARP Washington to receive our state’s 2013 AARP Washington State Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Washington selected Walt for his remarkable service which has greatly benefited his community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Walt is president of the Washington State Senior Citizens’ Lobby, based in Olympia, and works closely with AARP Washington on issues …

Local Woman Wins National AARP Award for School Volunteering

Local Woman Wins National AARP Award for School Volunteering

Posted on 11/5/2013 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Press NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community has awarded the 2013 With Our Youth! Dedication Award to Brenda Leider of Mountlake Terrace, WA.  Brenda is recognized for her outstanding work with the Marysville School District English Language Learner Penpal Program. For the past five years, Brenda has volunteered with local students by sharing a book and corresponding activity.  Her approach involves helping the students make a real world connection between reading and writing.  Brenda does this by providing “extras” such as decorating cookies, …