Take Steps to Protect Yourself From Fraud

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Fraud AARP North Dakota is teaming up with the state attorney general’s office to host fraud prevention workshops across the state. In addition, AARP is working with the Better Business Bureau to encourage North Dakotans to shred documents containing sensitive information. Both efforts aim to help state residents guard against identity theft and keep their families safe from scams. In addition, everyone—whether an AARP member or not—is invited to sign up for watchdog alerts from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. The …

Shred Personal Documents for Free Saturday, April 25, in Bismarck, Fargo and Jamestown

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Community | Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press It’s time to once again clean out your file cabinets! AARP North Dakota and Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota invite Fargo-Moorhead, Bismarck-Mandan and Jamestown area residents to shred unneeded documents for free on “Secure Your ID Day,” Saturday, April 25. The Fargo event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch at 2501 13th Ave. S. The Bismarck event will be held at the Wells Fargo Gateway Mall location at 1050 E. Interstate Ave. The Jamestown …

Get the Scoop! Legislative Wrap-Up Reports Planned in Six North Dakota Cities

Posted on 04/21/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Events | Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Money & Work | Press You’re invited to join the audience at our wrap-up report on the 2015 North Dakota Legislature. We’ll be reporting live from six locations across the state. You’ll hear a recap of the session from AARP political insiders as well as interviews and spirited discussions with invited legislators. Get the scoop on how AARP’s initiatives fared during the session. And hear more about the resulting impact on family caregivers, retirement programs, property tax relief, the protection of vulnerable adults, and options …

Dianne Billey of Ellendale Appointed to AARP North Dakota Executive Council

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

About AARP | Community | Press | Volunteering Dianne Billey of Ellendale has been appointed to the AARP North Dakota Executive Council. Billey has a wide range of volunteer and employment experiences in leading, planning, organizing, and training individuals of all ages. During her career, she spent 17 years as a program coordinator and career counselor at the Aberdeen (S.D.) Area Career Planning Center, where she planned and implemented an adult office technology training program, conducted workshops, and counseled and trained adults with barriers to employment. Billey is …

Add Your Voice: Urge the N.D. Public Service Commission to reject MDU’s rate increase request

Posted on 04/7/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Money & Work | Press AARP is advocating for you on the pocketbook issues that matter to you and your family. That’s why we’re shining a spotlight on unjustified utility rate hikes like the one Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) is proposing for thousands of gas customers in North Dakota. MDU has asked the Public Service Commission (PSC) to raise the fixed monthly customer charge. This charge was $9 per month in 2013. They just adjusted it to $15 per month in 2014 and now MDU …

Gary from North Dakota Shares His Tax Scam Story; Listen and Learn!

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Money & Work Gary from North Dakota was featured on AARP Live on RFD-TV last week. He talked about his experience with income tax scams. Listen to what he had to say: Tax time means it’s also prime time for fraudsters and con artists trying to catch you off guard and steal your refund, or worse, your good name. According to the Federal Trade Commission tax identity theft is one of the fastest growing forms of theft in the United States.  It can …