Con artists are finding new ways to dupe people during the coronavirus pandemic. Fraud Watch Friday, a monthly AARP Montana–sponsored radio program, provides residents with ways to stay alert to swindles.
AARP Montana is working with Montana Food Bank Network to publicize a new anti-hunger initiative, especially in the eastern part of the state, where many low-income, older residents live and are often homebound.
AARP Montana is looking for personal accounts about the high cost of prescription drugs. The stories will bolster AARP advocacy in the state Legislature on behalf of older Montanans.
A new squad of fraud fighters is challenging con artists across the state. AARP Montana, in an initiative with the state attorney general’s office, has trained six volunteer outreach specialists to conduct presentations on avoiding the latest swindles.
AARP Montana wants residents 62 and older to remember that they may be eligible for the state’s Elderly Homeowner/Renter Tax Credit Program if their total household gross income is less than $45,000 a year.
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