— 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 Georgia for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Let us help you keep your identity safe. Identity theft is the second most reported type of fraud in America. Shredding your private documents reduces the likelihood that fraudsters can take advantage of your personal information. On Saturday, Aug. 11, join our partners—Johns Creek Police Department and Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce and us—at the Scam Jam Shred Fest!   Please bring items, such as sensitive documents, old bank statements, and medical bills and records. The Shred Fest is free …

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— On Friday, July 27, AARP Georgia members and their guests can enjoy a 50 percent discount to this world-class tennis event by using GATENNIS. Between matches, come visit us at the Partner Pavilion for your chance to win an Apple watch! You’ll also be able to connect with volunteers and staff to learn about the other great programs we have for our members. WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018 DAY SESSION WHERE: Atlantic Station | 1380 Atlantic Drive | Atlanta, GA …

— Join AARP Georgia for a free shredding day this Saturday — rain or shine! The Atlanta Police Department will provide safe pill disposal. Help prevent someone from stealing your identity and other personal information by shredding those documents and papers. A person’s identity is stolen every two seconds! Do your part to help protect your privacy! The Atlanta Police Department will provide safe pill disposal.       Event Details (rain or shine!): Saturday, May 19, 2018 1 p.m.-4 p.m. …

— 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 …

— The Shred Fest scheduled for today, Saturday, Dec. 9, has been canceled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay tuned for when this event might be rescheduled. Be safe out there!

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— The year may be winding down, but not the ploys that have proved most successful for scammers. In the link below, you can find the top fraud trends for 2017. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2016/2017-scams-to-avoid.html We at AARP Georgia want this holiday season to be merry and bright for all of you! With a few practical steps, you can protect yourself. Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on fraud prevention.

— This is definitely a sobering fact, and one that can help be prevented by shredding materials that include sensitive information, such as your date of birth, social security number and PIN. To help consumers protect themselves from ID theft, AARP Georgia will host a free Fraud Watch Network shredding event Saturday, Dec. 9 in Atlanta. AARP will partner with a local shredding provider to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them at no charge. Shredding will be done on-site, which …

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— A recent study showed that military veterans are more likely than other Americans to be the victims of scams. The study, conducted by the AARP Fraud Watch Network, found that more than twice as many veterans as non-veterans lost money to scam artists during the past five years. Some of the scams were aimed specifically at programs and charities geared to veterans. Military veterans are more likely than other Americans to be the victims of scams, a new study shows. The study, …

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— Relationships gone wrong can result in more than hurt feelings. For victims of online dating scams, the cost could be financial as well. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center received nearly 15,000 complaints of romance scams nationwide in 2016, with losses exceeding $230 million. Typically, the con artist feigns romantic interest to gain a victim’s affection, then faces a “crisis” and asks for money. AARP Georgia will host a panel discussion on romance scams this fall and is asking members …

— AARP Georgia and Safe Kids Cobb County are collaborating during Earth Day to host this event to help community members protect their personal and financial assets. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, 3,083,379 total consumer complaints were collected in 2015. Florida, Georgia, and Michigan were the top three states for fraud and other complaints. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Fight back against fraud at the AARP Operation: Stop …