— 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 community partners to host free shredding events.  All of our events will also include safe disposal of your unwanted or expired medications.  Please join us and bring your friends and family! Questions?  Call Jane at 1-866-554-5380 or email me@aarp.org for information. SHRED IT! Bring all sensitive paperwork that includes account numbers, birth dates, passwords, PINs, signatures and …

— FREE SHREDDING EVENT IN AUGUSTA IS SATURDAY, APRIL 27th from 10-2PM!   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 Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office to host a free shredding event in Augusta.  This event also includes safe disposal of your unwanted or expired medications.  Please join us and bring your friends and family! Questions? Call Jane at 207-776-6301 or email me@aarp.org …

— With the need to protect yourself from identity theft and scams never more important, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming, AARP Wyoming, and the Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) are collaborating to offer a free presentation on the tech support scam at 12:30 p.m. on April 26. The presentation is available to the public at no cost online by visiting:  https://uwyo.zoom.us/j/815983397. For those without the ability to watch on your computer or internet-enabled device, the presentation is …

— Identity theft affects millions of families every year totaling billions of dollars in losses. The safe disposal of documents containing sensitive information, such as medical history, Social Security numbers and banking information, is one of the best ways to prevent identity theft and fraud. WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019 WHERE: Summit Family YMCA 1765 Highway 34 E Newnan, Ga. 30265 AARP Georgia in conjunction with the Summit Family YMCA will host a Free Fraud Fighting Event. Join us at this …

— A hundred AARP Michigan volunteers gathered at AARP College/Shining Star Gala in Ypsilanti April 18-19 for a unique learning and networking opportunity, along with some fun and entertainment. The conference at Eagle Crest Resort lived up to its “Past, Present and Future” theme, as the participants heard from everyone from AARP Founder Ethel Percy Andrus to Dr. Huei Peng, an expert on driverless cars. “It was an eventful two days, packed with experiences relevant to our mission, important information and …

— Spring cleaning should include old tax documents and records you can’t just toss in the trash. Again this year, AARP Rhode Island is offering a solution. Make plans to drop off documents that include private information at locations in Providence and Newport. Scammers will hate you for this… #AARPRI

— Are you looking to make a get-away as spring arrives? Know that scam artists are out there looking to take advantage of deal-seeking travelers. Be leery of “free vacation” offers — there is often a catch, such as taxes and fees, mandatory presentations or add-ons. Stick to trusted sites if booking travel online, and never pay a deposit or other rental fees by wire transfer. Watch out for unsolicited calls, texts or emails offering too-good-to-be-true deals. Research businesses before committing …

— Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, June 1, in Minot and Grand Forks. A shredding truck will be at each location between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is a limit of two boxes. The Minot event will be held in the south parking lot at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, 420 3rd Ave. SW. The Grand Forks event …

— AARP Iowa hosted a live event on April 10 to discuss fraud, scams, and identity theft with AARP members across the state. The call featured Iowa State Director Brad Anderson, State Attorney General Tom Miller, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen, and Jessica Whitney and Al Perales from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. The experts shared information on various scams such as the IRS scam, investment scams, and caller ID spoofing. To view the program in its entirety as well …

— UPDATE: Apologies to Staten Islanders; the shredding truck broke down and we were unable to accept documents for shredding at our planned event on Staten Island today. But we will plan a new date for a Staten Island shred event and we’ll keep you posted. “Operation: Stop Scams” Helps New Yorkers Fight Back Against Identity Theft and Fraud; Today’s Manhattan Event First of 20+ from Buffalo to Long Island NEW YORK, N.Y.—With an American’s identity being stolen every two seconds, …