— Join us this week for an AARP Fraud Watch Network TeleTown Hall to talk about ways to protect yourself and your family from fraud, ID theft, and scams. Our special guest is John Chapman, Undersecretary for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.   Provide your telephone number and you’ll automatically receive a call, which will connect you to the TeleTown Hall. There are two sessions: One on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET, and a …

— Join AARP Arkansas for an evening in Little Rock on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, with Frank W. Abagnale, “Catch Me If You Can” author and leading scam prevention expert. Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. In case you didn’t read the best-selling book…spoiler alert…he got caught and his exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. …

— 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, October 21.. Bring your documents and electronics to locations …

— 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, …

— All are invited to attend one of three upcoming FREE shredding events, brought to you by AARP Massachusetts! According to the AARP Fraud Watch Network, shredding remains one of the best ways to safely dispose of no-longer-needed confidential documents — which is a powerful deterrent against ID (identity) theft. The shredding events will take place in Revere on Friday, June 23, 2017; Charlestown on Tuesday, June 27, 2017; and Haverhill on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Complete details are below.   NOTE: For all three events, all shredding …

— Take advantage of our April 22 community shredding day in Omaha to fight fraud and ID theft. Bring up to three boxes or bags of documents for secure, on-site shredding. If you don’t need it, shred it! Make time for spring cleaning and safely destroy your unwanted papers. Drive through and drop off your confidential documents and we’ll shred them for you – on the spot. AARP Nebraska is a cosponsor of this FREE community event with the Better Business …

— In recognition of national Money Smart Week®, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is hosting Operation Stop Scams, a series of nationwide events from April 14–May 16. In Massachusetts, AARP is offering two free shredding events, one in April and one in May. Details are below. In the U.S. every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents no longer needed is a good way for people to protect themselves from ID theft and fraud, and the AARP Fraud Watch …

— Resources Offered in Bank Branches and Online will Teach Customers How to Recognize Identity-Theft Schemes A unique educational collaboration was announced Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, between the AARP Fraud Watch Network and People’s United Bank, N.A., with the goal of better protecting consumers in the northeast against fraud and scams. The campaign involves a significant Fraud Watch Network presence in People’s United Bank branches in Massachusetts, as well as Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and New York, along with digital …

— “Scam-Tracking Map” provides location-based scam tracking and reporting The AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched an updated online map, allowing residents of every state, including Massachusetts, to see and report  instances of fraud and scams. The Scam-Tracking Map is a free, interactive tool, and also includes alerts from law enforcement and other public agencies. The Fraud Watch Network is encouraging those who have been targeted or victimized by a scam to access the map’s web page, where they can easily post a …