— 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 …

— Fraud prevention expert Frank Abagnale will offer tips on how to avoid identity theft on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The event is sponsored by AARP Louisiana. Louisianans reported more than 36,000 complaints of fraud and identity theft in 2016. Older people are particularly at risk because scammers often target those who are likely to have a nest egg. Abagnale—who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists for …

— The AARP Louisiana Fraud Watch Network is excited to bring you “Catch Me If You Can” author and scam prevention expert Frank W. Abagnale. This event is FREE. His advice is invaluable. Seating is limited, so register today. Date: Thursday, August 24 Time: 4:30 p.m. -Pre-Event/ Resource Fair (Meet AARP staff, and learn about available resources. Also visit with AARP community partners committed to fighting fraud.) 6:15 p.m.- Main Event with Frank Abagnale followed by a Q&A session. Location: Hilton Riverside, 2 …

— Every two second’s someone’s identity is stolen.  In a 2015 report, there were more than 35,000 identity thefts, fraud and other consumer complaints in Louisiana. Combating fraud continues to be a top priority for AARP Louisiana. Shredding sensitive documents that you no longer need is one way to protect yourself, and the AARP  Fraud Watch Network  (FWN) is here to help you make that happen. You can begin spring cleaning after tax season by bringing your personal documents that you no …

— With U.S. consumers falling victim to the “technical support scam” in greater numbers than ever before, the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched an initiative to raise awareness of the scam and educate consumers about how they can protect themselves. A survey released last month by Microsoft found that over the past year two-thirds of consumers have experienced the tech support scam, in which fraudsters pose as technicians from one of the major computer companies.  AARP’s effort to educate consumers …

— Shred Fest is a free event sponsored by AARP’s Fraud Watch Network  for individuals who want to safely discard personal information so that they can protect themselves from identity theft. This local event is one of dozens scheduled nationwide to provide secure document destruction. As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Louisiana is joining with the City of St Martinville Recreation Center to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to …

— Shred Day is a free event for individuals who want to safely discard personal information so that they can protect themselves from identity theft. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is hosting a free shredding event for area Baton Rouge residents who want to protect themselves against identity theft on Saturday, April 2nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Simply taking out the garbage exposes your information to identity thieves. Your trash can be a gold mine of paperwork with personal information. …