— With tax-filing season a prime time for identity theft scammers to prey on unsuspecting consumers, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is reminding Nebraska taxpayers that submitting their tax returns as soon as is practical can greatly reduce their chances of being victimized by a fraudulent return. The IRS reports that taxpayers lost more than $3 billion to tax-related identity theft during 2014. This scam occurs when a fraudster steals your Social Security number and files a tax return in your …

— Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Don’t let it be yours! Learn how to spot a scam and protect your personal information from falling into the hands of con artists. You are invited to attend an AARP Fraud Watch Network lunch program to help you stay ahead of the scammers. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required by March 6.     AARP Fraud Watch Network Lunch Program Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:00 Noon – …

— AARP Nebraska offers free fraud presentations to community groups year round and is now scheduling sessions for 2017. Trained volunteers are available to make AARP Fraud Watch Network presentations across the state. These sessions can help Nebraskans stay up to date on the latest scams, be safe online and take action if they spot fraud. Last year, more than 1,900 Nebraskans filed reports of identity theft with the Federal Trade Commission. To schedule a presentation, email neaarp@aarp.org or call 866-389-5651 …

— Nebraskans who want to steer clear of investment scams and other kinds of fraud are invited to attend forums in three cities next month. The events will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Kearney, Oct. 4; Grand Island, Oct. 6; and North Platte, Oct. 12. The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance is hosting the forums in cooperation with other state agencies and AARP. In 2015, more than 600 Nebraskans were defrauded of $17.5 million, according to the Nebraska …

— AARP is on the move in Lincoln this fall! Get to know us better and what we’re doing in your backyard. Check out the opportunities below and register today. Space is limited! Prepare for Your Retirement SCC Continuing Education Auditorium 301 S 68th St Place Tuesday, August 30 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. COST:  FREE Register here or call 1-877-926-8300. Learn more about getting the most out of your hard-earned Social Security and Medicare benefits so that you can make …

— Shredding documents containing personal and financial information can help fight fraud and protect your identity. Join AARP Nebraska, Western States Bank, Fresh Foods and Docu-Shred for a document shredding day in Gering, NE.   The free event will take place Friday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Fresh Foods, located at 1270 10th Street in Gering.  Map It. Bring your unwanted personal papers, cancelled checks, credit card offers and other documents with any personal information you want to shred. You can watch the …

— Fight Financial Fraud Program & Luncheon You are invited to attend upcoming luncheon programs on financial fraud targeting people age 50 and over. Learn to make informed investment decisions and avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Hear from specialists on investor education and fraud, insurance scams, identity theft and more! This free investor education forum is open to the public. Lunch is included. Space is limited, so register today!   Scottsbluff – Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11 a.m. to 1:30 …

— Back by popular demand for the 11th year, AARP Nebraska and Shred-It will host a free community shredding day in Omaha on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The drive-through shredding session will be held at The Center Mall at 42nd and Center Sts. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the east end of the top level of The Center Mall’s parking lot. People should enter the parking lot at 40th & Center Sts. State-of-the-art mobile shredders will be set up …

— We have several ongoing opportunities for you to bring special AARP programs to your community as a volunteer. Appy today for one or more of these volunteer openings! AARP Fraud Watch Network Volunteers Help your peers and their families spot and avoid identify theft, fraud and scams through the AARP Fraud Watch Network (www.aarp.org/FraudWatchNetwork). You will receive training to provide community presentations and assist with events. If interested in this position please put FRAUD VOLUNTEER in the subject line of …

— Did you know there were nearly 8,000 consumer complaints of ID theft and fraud from Nebraskans in 2014? Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your door, con artists are constantly scheming to get you and your loved ones to open their wallets. The AARP Fraud Watch Network helps arm you with the tools you need to fight fraud and protect your personal information. We have trained volunteer educators to help Nebraskans protect themselves from …