Free Shredding Event at LIFE Senior Services Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair on July 24

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-18T09:27:56+00:00">July 18, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-20T08:53:53+00:00">July 20, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Join AARP Oklahoma, LIFE Senior Services, and Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Services Unit for the Life Senior Services Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair on Tuesday, July 24. The Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair will feature 100+ exhibitors, as well as informational sessions, fitness demonstrations and health screenings. The free event will be held at Exchange Center at Expo Square 4145 E 21st St., Tulsa. AARP Oklahoma will host a free shredding opportunity during the event from noon to 3 p.m. to …

Tell the Corporation Commission to say #No2PSO and return your money

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-05T08:40:59+00:00">July 5, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-05T08:45:17+00:00">July 5, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

AARP members who receive their electricity from OG&E recently took action and received a historic decrease in their rates. Now it’s time for you to do the same. Right now, PSO is trying to keep $428 million dollars of your money. Recently passed tax savings were supposed to be returned to you, but instead PSO wants to keep the savings for themselves. We need your help in asking the corporation commissioners to say No to PSO and make sure the over collected taxes …

AARP Oklahoma to Honor Veterans and Military at Tulsa Drillers’ Veteran and Military Appreciation Night

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-02T01:15:00+00:00">July 2, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-02T14:08:32+00:00">July 2, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

Batter up! Please join AARP Oklahoma as we honor our local military and veterans at the Tulsa Drillers’ July 5 baseball game. Veteran and Military Appreciation Night will be held at OneOK Field, 201 N Elgin Ave., Tulsa. All veterans and military personnel receive two free field reserved game tickets with presentation of a military ID at the Drillers’ box office. A free fireworks show will be held after the game concludes. The Drillers will face the Midland RockHounds with …

Fraud Watch Network Alert: Be Wary of Door-to-Door Home Security Sales

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-27T15:56:00+00:00">June 27, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-03T10:14:45+00:00">July 3, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

The summer months unleash door-to-door sales agents across the country. We’ve received reports of a scam run by con artists claiming to be from home security companies.  While many home security companies conduct legitimate business using door-to-door sales agents, be wary of anyone using high-pressure tactics or creating a false sense of urgency – common traits of a scam! How it works: It may be a scam if an agent comes to your door offering a great promotion on a …

AARP Oklahoma Celebrates Family Caregivers with #IHeartCaregivers Week Events at Guthrie Green

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-20T10:45:00+00:00">June 20, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-20T17:02:30+00:00">June 20, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

As a part of AARP’s initiative to support family caregivers who help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home, AARP Oklahoma will host a celebration of caregivers with its #IHeartCaregivers Week events. The events will take place June 24-28 at Tulsa’s Guthrie Green, 111 East M.B. Brady Street. The week’s events include Fitness on the Green: Zumba, a Sunday concert and Caregivers Hospitality Lounge, and Movie Night in the Park. AARP Oklahoma’s …

AARP OK Applauds Historic Rate Reduction for OG&E Customers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-13T15:35:48+00:00">June 13, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-13T16:59:35+00:00">June 13, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

  AARP Oklahoma applauds today’s announcement of a historic $64 million rate reduction settlement agreement which will result in lower utility bills for OG&E customers beginning in July. AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl, Attorney General Mike Hunter, and Brandy Wreath, Director of Public Utilities Division for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, were present the for announcement. The rate case settlement agreement and the savings from the federal income tax cut, OG&E’s standard residential customers will see an average approximate reduction …

Fraud Watch Network Alert: Summer is High Season for Home Repair Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-11T11:36:27+00:00">June 11, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-11T11:40:45+00:00">June 11, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

The summer months are prime time for home repair scams. The general ruse involves someone coming to your door and offering to do work on your home, typically at a big discount. While not all door-to-door offers are scams, some are.  Do your research if an offer seems too good to be true.  We’ve heard from victims who’ve lost thousands of dollars to unscrupulous contractors and outright scammers. How it works: A con artist representing himself as a contractor comes …

Fraud Watch Network Alert: Blame the Scammers, Not the Victims

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-05-30T14:03:18+00:00">May 30, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-30T15:30:18+00:00">May 30, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

When a person is victimized by a scam, the victim is often portrayed as “falling for” something. This misses the part of the story of how skilled these criminals are at moving us to an emotional state, where our logical thinking takes a backseat. It also neglects how sophisticated many of these scams are. A fraud-savvy colleague and friend of mine recently became a victim of a credit card scam. Here’s how it played out. How It Works: A scammer …

Fraud Watch Network Alert: There are No Winners in Prize Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-05-22T08:23:34+00:00">May 22, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-22T09:09:30+00:00">May 22, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

There are plenty of reputable contests and sweepstakes out there (including some from AARP), and let’s be honest, winning feels great! However, there are questionable characters out there who are trying to hook you on winning to reel in the profits for themselves. How It Works: You’re told you’ve won a prize but: You have to pay a fee to collect your winnings; You have to wire money to a well-known company to insure delivery of the prize; You have …

Fraud Watch Network Alert: Is that Letter Really from a Law Firm?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-05-03T12:07:16+00:00">May 3, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-03T12:09:57+00:00">May 3, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

With the tech support scam, you get an online popup or a call from a well-known tech company (like Microsoft or Apple) that a virus has been identified on your computer. The scammer convinces you that he can fix the problem for a fee. Victims who catch on and stop payment are now getting hit with an associated scam. How it works:   You cancel payment for the fake tech support you purchased only to receive an official-looking letter from a …