— In the wake of the Equifax data breach, volunteers trained to help consumers avoid scams are prepared to speak to community groups in Nebraska. Thousands of residents reported fraud and identity theft complaints to the Federal Trade Commission in 2016. These presentations offer a way to fight back. The volunteer Fraud Fighters describe recent scams and explain the techniques that con artists use. To schedule a presentation, email neaarp@aarp.org or call 866-389-5651 toll-free.

— AARP Nebraska 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 Nebraska and nationwide. With a new AARP survey showing that veterans are frequently targeted by scam artists and victimized twice as often as the rest of the …

—   Back by popular demand for the 12th year, AARP Nebraska and Shred-It will host a free community shredding day in Omaha on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at The Center Mall on 42nd and Center Sts. Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. People can avoid becoming victims of identity theft by shredding confidential documents with personal information, such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, old bank and financial statements and medical bills. The convenient drive-through shredding session will run …

— 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 …

— Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Don’t let it be yours! Learn how to spot a scam and protect your personal information from falling into the hands of con artists. Join us for a three-part AARP Fraud Watch Network lunch and learn series at Baright Public Library starting July 13. There is no cost for these events but registration is required. You are invited to attend any or all of the sessions. A boxed lunch will be provided. The …

— Tune into NET World on Thursday, June 15 and hear from some of Nebraska’s leading fraud prevention experts about what you can do to combat fraud and financial exploitation. AARP Nebraska is pleased to be a cosponsor of Protecting Senior and Vulnerable Nebraskans from Fraud, Abuse and Exploitation produced by the State Unit on Aging in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. During the 30-minute program, the panelists will share insights about common frauds and scams in Nebraska, …

— Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Don’t let it be yours! Learn how to spot a scam and protect your personal information from falling into the hands of con artists. You are invited to attend an AARP Fraud Watch Network program in Kearney on Monday, June 26 to help you stay ahead of the scammers. There is no cost for this event and registration is not necessary. Light refreshments will be provided.   Take Charge: Fight Fraud & Identity …

— As part of its Fraud Watch Network efforts, AARP Nebraska has teamed up with the Better Business Bureau and other organizations to sponsor Secure Your ID Day in Lincoln on Saturday, June 24. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon at West Gate Bank, located at Old Cheney Road and Highway 2. Lincoln-area residents may drive through to drop off up to three bags or boxes of sensitive documents to be shredded on the spot at no cost. …

— With tax-filing season a prime time for identity theft scammers to prey on unsuspecting consumers, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is reminding Nebraska taxpayers that submitting their tax returns as soon as is practical can greatly reduce their chances of being victimized by a fraudulent return. The IRS reports that taxpayers lost more than $3 billion to tax-related identity theft during 2014. This scam occurs when a fraudster steals your Social Security number and files a tax return in your …

— Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Don’t let it be yours! Learn how to spot a scam and protect your personal information from falling into the hands of con artists. You are invited to attend an AARP Fraud Watch Network lunch program to help you stay ahead of the scammers. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required by March 6.     AARP Fraud Watch Network Lunch Program Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:00 Noon – …