— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Connecticut for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Advocacy, local lifestyle offerings, adult learning and community service are several of the outreach efforts needed to successfully enhance the quality of life for all as they age. As part of a multifaceted approach, AARP Connecticut is on the frontline advocating around issues such as Social Security, family caregiving services and supports, financial security, protection against unfair utility rate increases, safe driving programs, how to guard against fraud, and many more. In the community, we offer a variety of programs …

— AARP Fraud Watch Network, People’s United Bank, N.A. & the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) are joining forces this month to offer free events across the state to help Connecticut residents fight fraud as part of the second annual “Operation: Stop Scams” initiative. Join the AARP Connecticut volunteer team and representatives from People’s United Bank and USPIS at one of the two-hour sessions packed with information! Our team of experts are ready to help you FIGHT FRAUD! The AARP …

— Join our series of online Q&A sessions to learn how to avoid them. Stay Safe from Common Scams Part 1: IRS Imposter Scam — Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Medicare Card Scam — Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7– 7:30 p.m. ET Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere these days. Take …

— Best-selling Author & Subject of Movie Catch Me If You Can to Present September 27 In a joint collaboration, AARP Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Office of Continuing Education will host a free fraud prevention event featuring Frank W. Abagnale – one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents – on Wednesday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with an informational fair, followed by the main event at 7p.m. Abagnale, who has advised …

— Frank Abagnale—who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists for more than 40 years—will offer tips on how to avoid identity theft on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Central Connecticut State University. He is a corporate consultant on cybercrime and AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador. His remarks will cap off an event sponsored by AARP Connecticut. Abagnale was a successful scammer in his youth, posing as an airline pilot, attorney and doctor and cashing millions in bogus checks …

— By Karen Ali Two years ago, Greenwich police Detective Mark Solomon joined forces with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network to help it stay one step ahead of increasingly aggressive con artists. “In some of the most serious cases, such as kidnapping scams, they are threatening people over the phone—threatening to kill people,” said Solomon, state chapter president of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI). He added that these crooks are always “perfecting and honing their skills.” Besides working with …

— You are invited to an open house and fraud prevention demonstration at a People’s United Bank West Hartford and Norwalk branch on Tuesday, March 21, and Friday, March 24, respectively. Both events will start at 11 a.m. AARP Fraud Watch Network  and People’s United Bank  have teamed up and will unveil a unique, interactive kiosk designed to educate people on staying safe from frauds and scams. The kiosk features a tablet preloaded with a specially developed app that allows users …

— You are invited to watch the live stream of an AARP Connecticut tele-town hall to inform and educate consumers on protecting themselves from consumer fraud on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. Consumer fraud and crime prevention experts will provide tips on securing personal financial documents, ID Theft Protection and preventing you or your loved ones from financial exploitation. Guests for the call are Moderator Nora Duncan, State Director AARP Connecticut; Det. Mark Solomon of the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task …

— From conversations on creating a secure financial future, to learning how to protect yourself against fraud, to discovering your “what’s next,” to gaining skills for a job search, and more,  AARP Connecticut hosts numerous events across a wide variety of topics in communities throughout the state every month. The events are open to the public, and while some require registration, others do not. For questions, contact AARP Connecticut Community Outreach Director Erica Michalowski at 860-548-3163 or emichalowski@aarp.org. Read about a …

— East Hartford Event to Provide Safe Destruction of Documents & Electronics As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Connecticut is joining with the EnviroShredCT, a social enterprise of Easterseals Capital Region, and Better Business Bureau to host a Fight Fraud & Knock Out Waste Free Shred & E-Scrap Event – an opportunity to safely dispose of outdated and unwanted personal documents and electronics for free. The event will be held on …