JAN 21, 2020
AARP Maine is hosting a webinar for small businesses on Wednesday, February 5th at 12PM. The webinar will focus on how to improve retirement security for Mainers and what that means for small business owners.
JAN 14, 2020
AARP MAINE today released a survey of 602 registered voters aged 25 to 64 who say they are not financially prepared for retirement. Nearly all respondents aged 35 and over (90%) wish they had more money saved for retirement, and 88% of respondents also believe it is very important to be able to save for retirement while working.
DEC 20, 2019
AARP Maine is hiring an Associate State Director, Advocacy and Outreach to execute grassroots advocacy campaigns that support AARP’s policy goals through volunteer and member engagement. Interested? Apply here! Know someone who might be interested? Give them this flyer!
DEC 12, 2019
Join AARP for our free monthly social events all across Maine! They’re a great way to meet new people and find out what we’re doing in your community. The first beverage - either alcoholic or non-alcoholic - at each event is on us. Bring a friend - all are welcome!
As 2019 comes to a close, it is a good time to pause and reflect on all of the work that goes into keeping Mainers safe from scams and fraud. Over the course of this year AARP Maine has shared tips with thousands of people about how to stay safe from online and telephone scams. We’ve helped Mainers stay safe by shredding thousands of pounds of documents containing personal information. We’ve worked with law enforcement partners like County Sheriffs, local and state police officers and many community partners. AARP volunteers have given fraud prevention presentations across the state and we’ve reached a large online audience through email alerts and social media messages.
Gift cards are a great idea for gift giving, but do you know how to spot one that’s been compromised? Check the back of the card to make sure the strip over the activation code is intact. Don’t buy the first card on the rack as they are the top target for impatient scammers. Lastly, register your gift card with the retailer if it is an option. This will make it easier to report misuse if it occurs. Your safest bet is to buy gift cards that are stored safely behind the counter or purchase them online directly from the retailer.
Representative Patrick Corey (Capitol Caregivers), and Senate President Troy Jackson, Senator Eloise Vitelli, Senator Heather Sanborn, and Senator Bob Foley (Rx Price Fighters)
Whether at work or school, December is the season for gift exchanges and scammers want to get in on the action. One pyramid scam often seen around this season involves a viral social media post about joining in a Secret Holiday gift exchange. It promises that if you send one gift to a recipient, you will receive upwards of 30 gifts in return. However, these chain “gift exchanges” are a form of illegal gambling. Not only may you not receive any gifts, but you also may end up in legal trouble. With so many ways to give in real life, skip the virtual gift giving and have a safer holiday season.
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