— Catch one of the world’s leading experts on outsmarting con artists. For over four decades, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists and now he wants to share his knowledge with you! As one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, Abagnale has joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and AARP Kentucky. On Thursday, October 12th at 1:30, Abagnale will help our community learn how to spot …

— Every 2 seconds in America, someone’s identity gets stolen. Con artists don’t care how hard Kentuckians have worked.  They just want your money. Take steps to protect your hard-earned money — join AARP Kentucky, the Better Business Bureau, WHAS 11, Shred-It, River Metals Recycling, and Kroger to shred up to four boxes of sensitive documents and recycle your electronics. The Shredding Event will be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Middletown Kroger parking lot located on 12501 Shelbyville Rd.  …

— Frank Abagnale, who for more than 40 years has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists, will speak at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts in Louisville on Thursday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:45 p.m. As an ambassador for AARP Fraud Watch Network, Abagnale will share tips on how to guard against identity theft and protect your good credit from scammers. A con artist in his youth, Abag­nale wrote Catch …

— Learn simple steps to increase your online security Are you an easy target for online hackers or scammers? By learning some simple steps to secure your phone, increase your online safety and recognize scams, you reduce your risk of becoming the next victim. That’s why it’s a smart move to attend AARP’s Online Safety Workshop. In this live, one-hour online event, you’ll be guided by your workshop host as you learn the latest in online safety. You’ll also learn about …

— AARP Kentucky is hosting Grandparents and Family Day at two ballparks this spring. The Louisville Bats, a Cincinnati Reds’ farm team, will welcome AARP members and their guests as the team takes on the Gwinnett Braves on Wednesday, May 31, at 6:35 p.m. The Lexington Legends, a farm team for the Kansas City Royals, invite AARP members and guests to a game against the Asheville Tourists on Tuesday, June 13, at 7:05 p.m. For discount tickets to either game, show …

— Every two minutes, someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. AARP Kentucky is sponsoring a shredding event in Lexington on April 22. Anyone can bring confidential documents they no longer need for free shredding. For details, visit aarp.org/ky. Nationally, in 2015 more than 3 million consumers were conned out of $765 million. According to federal data, Kentuckians filed more than 24,000 fraud and identity theft complaints in 2015. The AARP Fraud Watch Network also aims …

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— Schedule an AARP presentation Does your community group need a speaker? AARP volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics to groups of 25 or more almost anywhere in Kentucky. We can tailor the length of the talk to fit the group’s needs. Topics include: Fraud (20-45 mins.) – AARP helps attendees protect themselves and their loved ones by looking at fraud trends and behavior; The Con Artist’s Play Book; prevention techniques and resources. Caregiving (20-45 mins.) – AARP …

— Does your community group need a speaker? AARP volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics to groups of 25 or more almost anywhere in Kentucky—and can tailor the length of the talk to fit the group’s needs. Topics include fraud prevention (20 to 45 minutes); legislative issues in Frankfort and Washington, D.C. (20 to 30 minutes); resources for family caregivers (20 to 45 minutes); and Social Security, its history and future (20 to 45 minutes). “These presentations are …

— AARP will hold its second annual AARP Day at the Races on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Between races, you can learn about AARP’s work in Kentucky. Grab a “passport” and visit with AARP staff and volunteers to get it stamped at four fun tables: “The Starting Gate” (About AARP), “The Paddock” (Caregiving), “The Home Stretch” (AARP Fraud Watch Network) and “The Finish Line” (Social Security). AARP members and their guests can enjoy a hot buffet for …

—  AARP Launches “Watch Your Wi-Fi” Campaign to Increase Awareness of Risks on Free Public Wi-Fi A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while tens-of-thousands admit to engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information. An AARP Fraud Watch Network report, “Convenience versus Security,” shows that …