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— UPDATE: Apologies to Staten Islanders; the shredding truck broke down and we were unable to accept documents for shredding at our planned event on Staten Island today. But we will plan a new date for a Staten Island shred event and we’ll keep you posted. “Operation: Stop Scams” Helps New Yorkers Fight Back Against Identity Theft and Fraud; Today’s Manhattan Event First of 20+ from Buffalo to Long Island NEW YORK, N.Y.—With an American’s identity being stolen every two seconds, …

—   UPDATE: Apologies to Staten Islanders; the shredding truck broke down April 18th and we were unable to accept documents for shredding at our planned event on Staten Island today. But we will plan a new date for a Staten Island shred event and we’ll keep you posted. AARP NY is sponsoring free shred events as part of “Operation: Stop Scams,” a series of free shredding events around the state, from Upstate to Long Island.  From April to June, we …

— Want to safely dispose of sensitive documents and prevent identity theft? Check out AARP New York’s Operation Stop Scams, a series of document-shredding events being held statewide. Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 26 Wilson Ave., Albany Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to noon, at South Huntington Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, South Huntington Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon, at Bayville Library, 34 School St., Bayville Sunday, May 5, 2 to 4 p.m., at North Babylon …

— As part of Operation Stop Scams, AARP New York is sponsoring free shredding events across the state this spring. More than 20,000 New Yorkers filed reports of identity theft with the Federal Trade Commission in 2017. Shredding documents with personal information can help deter such crimes. Events are scheduled in dozens of cities, including Garden City and Deer Park, April 22; Freeport, April 24; Brentwood, April 29; and Huntington Station, May 6. Shredding trucks will visit libraries, banks and recreation …

— Identity theft and other scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money.  When it comes to fraud, vigilance is our number one weapon!  That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network to arm Americans with the proven tools and resources they need to fight back against identity theft and scams. Online fraud poses a serious and growing threat throughout the nation.  The internet is a goldmine for scam artists, and the number of people who get caught in a …

— AARP wants to make sure that L-O-V-E is the only thing in the air this Valentine’s Day! Unfortunately, cupid isn’t the only one taking aim at you. Scammers and con artists take advantage of people who are looking for love. Here are some things to look out for so you can stay safe and enjoy your special day: 1. You’ve Got Mail While receiving an e-card may seem sweet and legitimate, it also could be a trap and a source of …

— In an age where technology like computers and smartphones are used for just about everything, cybercriminals are getting good at targeting vulnerable populations and gaining access to confidential information. It’s important for you to learn how to avoid scams and take other steps in order to protect your privacy, and the privacy of your employees, clients, and loved ones. That’s why AARP members are invited to two FREE online safety sessions lead by experts at your local Microsoft store: Suite L108 Galleria Drive Buffalo NY, …

— There are several good reasons to shred confidential documents, but there aren’t always many opportunities to do so. Fortunately, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network will shred them for free! Throwing away un-shredded IDs, bank statements, voided checks, and credit card information gives criminals access to your identity, and the identities of your loved ones, employees, or customers. Save space and protect yourself. If you don’t have a shredder, come dispose of your old documents safely at one of AARP’s Operation Stop Scams …

— There are several good reasons to shred confidential documents, but there aren’t always many opportunities to do so. Fortunately, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network will shred them for free! Throwing away un-shredded IDs, bank statements, voided checks, and credit card information gives criminals access to your identity, and the identities of your loved ones, employees, or customers. Save space and protect yourself. If you don’t have a shredder, come dispose of your old documents safely at one of AARP’s Operation Stop …

— If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent, don’t necessarily take them at their word. The IRS has reported a recent uptick in criminals who pretend to be from the bureau in an effort to scam people out of thousands of dollars over the phone. The caller will often threaten arrest or prosecution for unpaid taxes, even when you don’t have any, and then offer to waive those penalties in exchange for immediate cash. …