Beware of Scams Targeting Veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-14T13:14:54+00:00">November 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-14T13:18:16+00:00">November 14, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

by Kathy Stokes, AARP Fraud Watch Network Veterans Day has come and gone for this year, but we want veterans to know that scammers go to great lengths to target their money, their benefits, and their commitment to current and former soldiers. How It Works: Targeting veterans can take many forms: The Update Your Military File Scam: A caller claims to be from the Department of Veterans Affairs and asks to “update” your information, but really is hoping to get …

Financial Fraud Institute Coming to Ogden on Nov. 15

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-09T16:37:24+00:00">November 9, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-09T16:40:31+00:00">November 9, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

Consumers, take note!  Next Thursday, November 15 the Financial Fraud Institute will be holding a free fraud presentation with experts from federal and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies.  They will outline steps to spot and avoid fraud, as well as provide information about what to do  if you believe you have been the target of a scam.  Register here or call 801-579-6191 to reserve your seat, as space in limited. The Keynote Speaker will be Chief Magistrate Judge Paul M. …

Proposition 3: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-03T16:09:00+00:00">October 3, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-09T16:39:29+00:00">November 9, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

Proposition 3, on the ballot this November, is an expansion of the Medicaid program, which is jointly funded by the Utah state and federal government.  If passed, an additional 150,000 Utahns will have access to affordable healthcare through Medicaid, and it will bring $800 million of federal tax dollars Utahns already pay back into our state to pay for the expansion.  The expansion will add approximately 14,000 new jobs, and this new economic activity will add $1.7 billion to Utah’s …

Three Things to Protect Your Identity From Scammers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-20T15:48:24+00:00">September 20, 2018</time> by

by Kathy Stokes, AARP Fraud Watch Network Data breaches are now so commonplace that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless. But even if your personal information is out there, you can protect your identity from scammers with these simple but important steps. Rethink Your Passwords: Use unique passwords for each of your online accounts. That way, if one account is hacked, it doesn’t put your other accounts at risk. A good way to manage all of those different passwords …

AARP Night at the Movies and More in Ogden

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-12T14:10:31+00:00">September 12, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

AARP Utah has great connecting events for you in Ogden, with discounts for movies, music, dance, soccer, and football games!  Check out what we have to offer below.  Please contact Community Outreach Director Jill Duke with any questions at jduke@aarp.org.   Mariachi De mi Tierra with Ballet Folklorico de las Americas Monday, September 17, 2018 7:30 pm Peery’s Egyptian Theater 2415 Washington Blvd Ogden, UT  84401  The concert is FREE but YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND by …

New Law Makes Credit Freezes Free

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-23T14:48:56+00:00">August 23, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

by Kathy Stokes The battle to protect your identity is getting a little easier – or at least cheaper. A new law goes into effect September 21 that will make it free to lock your credit file by freezing it with the three major credit rating companies. In the past, Equifax, Experian, and Transunion have charged fees to freeze your credit reports to help protect against fraud. In states that have not already outlawed the fees, the freezes had cost …

AARP Utah State President on Why She Volunteers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-20T11:41:28+00:00">August 20, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-20T11:48:14+00:00">August 20, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

  by Sandy Hunter In 2008 I retired from the Social Security Administration after 32 years of service, but felt I had a lot of expertise and knowledge about Social Security I still wanted to share.  I knew how difficult it can be to find answers to questions about Social Security retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.  I had enjoyed giving presentations on Social Security benefits during my working career and wanted to continue to share my knowledge with the public. …

Beware of Scams Pretending to Help Veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-25T12:39:19+00:00">July 25, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

By Kathy Stokes, AARP Fraud Watch Network All charity scams are deplorable, but those pretending to raise funds to support our nation’s veterans are particularly shameful. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission, along with state charities regulators, announced a major takedown of fake veteran charities.   Let’s hope these actions put a big dent in these scams, but chances are more will pop up. Here’s what you should know. How It Works: Fake charities use the same techniques as trusted …

Wanted: New Volunteers for AARP Utah Teams in SLC and Ogden

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-19T17:53:02+00:00">July 19, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

AARP Utah has a staff of only five people, so we rely on our 300+ volunteers to help us offer programs and events around the state!  Volunteer teams in Salt Lake City and Ogden can find themselves checking in members who have registered for events, passing out information at a health fair, introducing speakers for a program, painting a fence for our Day of Service, or helping to stock boxes for the Utah Food Bank.  But we can always use …

Great Ogden Discount Opportunities in September

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-19T12:24:30+00:00">July 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-19T12:38:12+00:00">July 19, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

AARP Utah has great connecting events for you in Ogden, with discounts for music, dance, soccer, and football games!  Check out what we have to offer below.  Please contact Community Outreach Director Jill Duke with any questions at jduke@aarp.org.   Mariachi De mi Tierra with Ballet Folklorico de las Americas Monday, September 17, 2018 7:30 pm Peery’s Egyptian Theater 2415 Washington Blvd Ogden, UT  84401  The concert is FREE but YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND by calling …