AARP Fraud Watch Network Events

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Community | Events | Fraud Information on upcoming Fraud Watch Network Events in SC Spartanburg First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg, South Carolina Tuesday, November 17, 2015 10:00 AM to noon REGISTER Kingstree Kingstree Recreation Center Kingstree, South Carolina Wednesday, November 18, 2015 10:00 AM to noon REGISTER Florence Florence County Library 509 S. Dargan Street Florence, South Carolina Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET REGISTER    

Stay Ahead of Scams with Fraud Watch

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Finances 50+ | Fraud By Linda H. Lamb The woman on the phone was painfully embarrassed. She wouldn’t even give her name to Juliana Harris of the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs. She poured out a story about an online romance that turned out to be a fraud. To Harris, the details were all too familiar. “These romantic scams are difficult to hear about,” Harris said. “The woman got involved with a man online and ended up losing thousands of dollars. “Usually, the …

State Fair Information

Posted on 09/14/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events Thanks for clicking to the AARP South Carolina Day at the Fair. As of 9-25-15 we are waiting on acceptances from Presidential candidates. Bookmark this page and check back with us soon.  There will also be additional communications sent when the schedule becomes final. We have received regrets from the following: Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and Ms. Carly Fiorina.    

Fall Shred Events

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Events | Fraud It’s time to safely dispose of your personal documents in a secure environment. Each event is free and open to the public. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is your source for information on how to protect your identity, read about potential scams, and forum to ask your questions. Rock Hill October 14 Housing Authority of Rock Hill 467 S. Wilson Street Rock Hill, SC 29730 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Columbia October 27 Lourie Center 1650 Park Circle Columbia, SC 29201 2:00 …

Medicaid at 50: Lifeline’s Limited Reach

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Holly Fisher It’s tough for Sue Berkowitz when people call the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center requesting help for their health care needs. A non­profit advocating for low-income South Carolinians, the center isn’t a service organization, so it does its best to point people to resources. “There’s nothing harder than when someone with a chronic illness contacts us saying they don’t know what to do,” said Berkowitz, the center’s director. Those calls motivate Berkowitz to continue the fight …

Information on SCE&G Proposed Rate Request

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

Advocacy | Community South Carolinian’s can’t afford another SCE&G rate hike. Forcing current consumers to pay for future power plants is simply unjustified. Since January 2009, SCE&G residential rates have increased more than 27%. This includes general rate hikes, revised rate schedules, and changes in rates due to fuel costs. The Numbers Here’s the math. Before SCE&G began the projects at the V.C. Summer plant, a customer who used an average of 1000 KWH paid $114.20 a month for their utility service. Today, …