— When it comes to scams, knowledge is power. Con artists are finding new ways to take your money, so consumers need to keep up with the latest scams and learn how to protect yourself and your family. That’s why AARP Hawai‘i, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and other partners are presenting Scam Jam events on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island from August 9 to August 12. The events are free, but participants should pre-register at  http://bit.ly/aarpHIevents or by …

— “Free” vacations, home improvement cons, grandkids asking for cash to get them out of a jam—old scams and new ones will be in the spotlight at an upcoming Scam Jam hosted by AARP Idaho. The event will be Friday, Sept. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. Brett DeLange, chief of the Consumer Protection Division at the state Office of the Attorney General, will deliver the keynote address. Experts will give tips …

— Don’t be a Target or a Victim! AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host the state’s largest fraud and identity theft conference May 25 in the Jewett Auditorium at The College of Idaho. The Caldwell Scam Jam is a free, fun, educational and interactive forum where you can learn to avoid today’s scams and frauds while getting the tools you need to protect yourself and loved ones from con artists. Breakfast and lunch are complimentary …

— Don’t be a Target or a Victim! AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host the state’s largest fraud and identity theft conference May 25 in the Jewett Auditorium at The College of Idaho. The Caldwell Scam Jam is a free, fun, educational and interactive forum where you can learn to avoid today’s scams and frauds while getting the tools you need to protect yourself and loved ones from con artists. Breakfast and lunch are complimentary …

— Are you smarter than a con artist? Join AARP, FBI, and Ohio Attorney General’s office at AARP’s third Scam Jam session*. At this free public event you will learn about cyber crimes, staying safe online, security versus privacy, how con artists choose their victims, passphrases, cookies, mobile device security, and more. All in effort to help you stay one step ahead of the bad guys. All ages welcome. Continental breakfast provided. Monday, November 14, 2016 Check-in and Breakfast begins at …

— KICK OFF YOUR SUMMER WITH AARP MAINE!  Join us for fun summer events including a sailing race, baseball game, garden tour, and more! Scam Jam, Bangor Join us for our annual Fraud Watch Network Scam Jam. This interactive half-day conference will raise awareness about fraud and scams, and will feature community leaders, state agency representatives, and hundreds of AARP Maine members and guests. When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 10:00 AM-2:30 PM Where: Spectacular Events, 395 Griffin Road in Bangor Click …

— Can you outsmart a con artist? The 2016 AARP Fraud Watch Network “Scam Jam” is your opportunity to learn about common scams and fraud and steps you can take to avoid them. We’re featuring informative breakout sessions on imposter scams and cyber security, plus MPBN will broadcast their popular radio call-in program, Maine Calling, live from the event. Our keynote speaker will be US Senator Susan Collins. A light breakfast and buffet lunch will be served. June 1, 2016 | Check-in: 9:15 a.m. | Event: …

— By David Hawley The man who contacted A.C. Kulak on an Internet chat site claimed to be a stressed-out American surgeon working for the United Nations in war-torn Syria. But in reality, he was a member of an overseas scam ring. “I felt sorry for him, and that’s how he really got me,” said Kulak, 80, a retired clerical worker from the Minneapolis area. Over a period of months, the “surgeon” and other members of the scam ring bombarded Kulak …

— Have your sensitive documents safely shredded Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen in America. Consumers also reported losing $1.7 billion to scams and frauds in 2014. Here in Delaware, we’re #6 for fraud as reported by the Federal Trade Commission. That’s why AARP and the YMCA of Delaware are collaborating on a FREE SHREDDING EVENT on April 23, 2016. The event will arm you and your family with the tools you need to avoid current frauds and scams in …

— Avoiding schemes that bilk hard-working Idahoans out of their money is the focus of two upcoming Scam Jams. AARP Idaho is cosponsoring the day-long events April 21 in McCall and May 19 in Coeur d’Alene. Other sponsors include the Better Business Bureau, local law enforcement, and state agencies such as the Attorney General’s office, Commission on Aging and departments of Finance and Insurance. Con artists victimize more than 1 in 10 Americans a year and often target older people who …