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— AARP Idaho and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Team Up for  ‘Operation Protect Veterans’ New Research Finds Military Veterans Victimized by Scams Twice as Often as Nonveterans AARP Idaho is joining forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans — a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities across the …

— AARP Idaho and Boise State University computer science graduate students invites you to an exciting education opportunity. Join us on Wednesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 15 at 2:30pm at the offices of AARP Idaho. There is free two hour visitor parking on the east side of the building. Graduate students will be hosting focus group conversations and an interactive presentation on malevolent acts on social media for older adults. Topics will include: online scams, trolling and  misinformation (spamming, Wikipedia, …

— Learn simple steps to increase your online security Are you an easy target for online hackers or scammers? By learning some simple steps to secure your phone, increase your online safety and recognize scams, you reduce your risk of becoming the next victim. That’s why it’s a smart move to attend AARP’s Online Safety Workshop. In this live, one-hour online event, you’ll be guided by your workshop host as you learn the latest in online safety. You’ll also learn about …

— “Free” vacations, home improvement cons, grandkids asking for cash to get them out of a jam—old scams and new ones will be in the spotlight at an upcoming Scam Jam hosted by AARP Idaho. The event will be Friday, Sept. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. Brett DeLange, chief of the Consumer Protection Division at the state Office of the Attorney General, will deliver the keynote address. Experts will give tips …

— Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will speak on May 10 to thousands of AARP Idaho members to discuss fraud, identity theft and how to avoid becoming the next victim of a costly scam. The Attorney General’s Office is the leader in Idaho for enforcing the state’s consumer protection laws and helping educate citizens on avoiding fraud. Wasden will be joined by Brett DeLange, Chief of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and state director Lupe Wissel from AARP Idaho, which …

— Don’t be a Target or a Victim! AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host the state’s largest fraud and identity theft conference May 25 in the Jewett Auditorium at The College of Idaho. The Caldwell Scam Jam is a free, fun, educational and interactive forum where you can learn to avoid today’s scams and frauds while getting the tools you need to protect yourself and loved ones from con artists. Breakfast and lunch are complimentary …

— As part of the fight against fraud and identity theft, AARP Idaho is offering a FREE shredding opportunity on April 1, 2017 at Expo Idaho. The event takes place from 10am to 2pm or until the trucks are full. You can see the exact location of the trucks HERE. There’s no limit on the number of bags or boxes but shredding services are for personal documents only. What: Free Document Shredding When: April 1, 2017 at Expo Idaho from 10:00am …

— …so are the Scammers. With the holidays approaching quickly, the traditional season for giving has become a peak time for taking among con-artists targeting Idaho consumers.  While most of us focus on family and friends during the holidays, scammers are zeroing in on your wallets and bank accounts. At AARP Idaho, we’re encouraging consumers to be on the lookout for some emerging and popular scams, and to also share the information with their families and loved ones to help keep …

— New research shows Idaho ranks 34th in the total number of identity thefts, fraud and other consumer complaints within the Gem State. That translates to just over 450 complaints per 100,000 residents. August is AARP’s Fraud Fighting Month. To aid the ongoing efforts of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network’s goal of providing Americans with resources and tools to help them protect their financial security, AARP Research has created the ‘Idaho Consumer Fraud Fact Sheet’. The Consumer Fraud Fact Sheets provide state level …

—   In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the Idaho Department of Finance and the Idaho Commission on Aging spotlight the importance of safeguarding Idaho’s senior population by keeping a watchful eye for signs of elder financial exploitation and promptly reporting possible abuse to appropriate officials. Elder financial abuse is rising with the rapid aging of the North American population, due in part to the amount of wealth seniors have accumulated throughout their careers and their …