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— 8/24 SCAM ALERT The IRS scam has a new twist. A scammer will call, claiming to be from the IRS and that you will be arrested if you don’t pay back taxes immediately. The caller will tell you to buy an iTunes gift card and put the amount you owe on it. Then you are to call back and provide the 16-digit code that is on the card to complete your payment. The con artist then sells the codes on …

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— 2016 Maine Summit on Aging on September 21st in Augusta Register Here. The 2016 Maine Summit on Aging on September 21st, 2016 at the Augusta Civic Center, will explore what strategies Maine can implement to substantially improve the health and well-being of older adults, and provide them optimal support for living as independently as possible in their homes and communities. Among the professionals and organizations working to support older adults across the country, there is increasing understanding that “food is …

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— Rails and Spirits: Passenger Rail to Lewiston/Auburn and Montreal Forum  Thursday, September 1st, 6:00-9:00pm Stroudwater Distillery, Thompsons Point, Portland RSVP here AARP is proud to cosponsor this Rails Forum along with Sierra Club of Maine and the Maine Rail Transit Coalition. Meet fellow passenger train advocates and support the businesses at the new Portland Transportation Center at Thompson’s Point. Presenters include Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling, rail expert Tony Donovan, Montreal train advocate Francois Rebello and AARP Maine Advocacy Director Amy Gallant. …

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— 8/17 SCAM ALERT Connecting to the Internet in a public space like a coffee shop, the library or an airport is a wonderful modern convenience, but it comes with significant risk.  Fraudsters have come up with a number of ways to steal information from you or attack your computer while you are on public Wi-Fi. It is never safe to assume any privacy on public Wi-Fi, even when prompted for a password. Keep your surfing safe when on public Wi-Fi …

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— Eighty-one years ago, something extraordinary happened. Politicians from both sides of the aisle came together and changed the lives of millions of Americans by creating Social Security. Will you join the party? Sign our birthday card today – we’ll be sending it to our presidential candidates and legislators on Capitol Hill, so they can see how many Americans are counting on them to keep the program strong for our kids and grandkids. Let’s mark this moment with 81,000 signatures on …

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—   Survey Says Unwary Consumers at Risk on Public Wi-Fi Networks AARP Launches “Watch Your Wi-Fi” Campaign to Increase Consumer Awareness and Engage Businesses   PORTLAND – A new survey from AARP says busy consumers relying on the convenience of public wireless networks to keep up-to-date on email, social networks, shopping and even their finances often put their sensitive personal information at risk. The AARP Fraud Watch Network “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign was launched to educate Americans about Wi-Fi hazards …

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— 8/10 SCAM ALERT How many of us remember when our magazine subscriptions are up for renewal? Most people can’t, and that’s where scammers step in. They are sending very realistic subscription renewal notices, typically offering a steep discount for renewing by a certain date. The subscriber sends in the money to renew the magazine, all for not. If you are unsure about when your subscriptions expire, you can find the date on the mailing label on your magazine. If you …

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— AARP Maine Communications and Advocacy Internship Opportunity The internship involves engagement initiatives directed toward AARP members, legislators, and the public.  This includes, but is not limited to, public relations, message design, and many written projects including press releases, Op-Eds, weekly columns, website features, legislative testimony letters to the editor and outreach through social media. Interns will gain valuable experience and work in a team environment.  They will also receive first-hand knowledge of how one of America’s largest non-profit organizations, dedicated …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon  Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

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— Tip O’Neil, the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives during the ’80s is thought to have coined the phrase, “Social Security is the third rail of American politics.” O’Neil, of course, was referencing the electrified third rail of a train track and relating it to an issue that is so charged that is therefore untouchable by politicians, else they suffer politically. That’s how important the Social Security program and policy was to American leaders thirty years ago. But is it …