— Last year, 13.1 million Americans were the victims of identity theft- that is one person victimized every 2 seconds. That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our mobile shredding trucks for free disposal. AARP and BECU members can safely destroy documents containing sensitive and personal information, as well as recycle unwanted TVs, computers, computer monitors, laptops and cell phones on Saturday, April 22. Bring your documents and electronics to one …

— Did you know that every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Fight back with help from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Join us for a discussion at the Newton Free Library on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, from 7-8 p.m., and learn how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. The event, which is free of charge and everyone — members, non-members and people of all ages —  is sponsored by AARP Massachusetts, …

— Con artists don’t care how hard you work. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. That’s why we’re arming you with tools and resources to fight back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Stop by The Paisley Mug, located at 300 N Third St., Suite 103 in Wausau, on Wednesday, October 25 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. You’ll receive a free sweet treat and some information on how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you …

— Con artists don’t care how hard you work. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. That’s why we’re arming you with tools and resources to fight back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Stop by Mad Batter Bakery, located at 903 Boyce Dr. in Rhinelander, on Wednesday, October 25 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. You’ll receive a free sweet treat and some information on how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself …

— AARP Indiana is continuing its efforts to protect Hoosiers from becoming victims of fraud and identity theft by teaming up with police departments, television stations, banks and county governments to host several shredding events in Fort Wayne, Evansville and Indianapolis. The events are open to everyone, and in Indianapolis, participants can also recycle small electronics for a small fee and can turn in expired prescription medications for safe disposal. Find a location near you: Fort Wayne October 13, 2017 11:00 …

— October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Here are six tips to help you stay cyber secure: Create strong passwords. In fact, instead of a password, create a passphrase. Make it something unique to you and easy to remember. For example, if you’re a pie lover, your passphrase could be Ilovechocolatepie. Like to golf? How about Golfismyfavoriteactivity. Think of something that would be easy for you to remember, but hard for a thief to crack. Enable stronger authentication. Stronger authentication (also …

— In honor of Cyber Security Awareness Month, we have collected six valuable tips to help you and your family stay cyber secure: Create strong passwords. In fact, instead of a password, create a passphrase. Make it something unique to you and easy to remember. For example, if you’re a pie lover, your passphrase could be Ilovechocolatepie. Like to golf? How about Golfismyfavoriteactivity. Think of something that would be easy for you to remember, but hard for a thief to crack. …

— Scams and frauds are on the rise, but Mainers can take active steps to protect themselves and their families!  AARP Maine is once again collaborating with the Maine Sheriff’s Association to host free shredding events and medicine disposal events. Please join us and bring your friends and family! In April, we worked with the County Sheriff’s Offices in Augusta, Bangor and Portland and together, we shredded over 50,000 pounds this year! Would you like to volunteer with us for one of these …

— AARP and Iowa Public Television have teamed up to produce Stealing Your Life, a program on how to guard against fraud. The show features Frank Abagnale, whose exploits decades ago were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can. Today, Abagnale is an authority on forgery, embezzlement and identity theft. For more than 40 years, he has advised the FBI and major corporations on how to outsmart con artists. As an ambassador for AARP Fraud Watch Network, he has …

— By Enrique Rangel When retired Austin Municipal Judge John R. Vasquez hung up his robe two years ago, he didn’t see himself living a life of leisure. “I didn’t want to be in my house all the time,” Vasquez, 62, said recently. “I wanted to give back to my community.” Two months after leaving the courthouse and moving to San Antonio, where he was born and raised, he found his calling as an AARP volunteer. “I’ve gotten involved more and …