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

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

—   At Greater Northshire Access Television’s (GNAT) annual Volunteer Appreciation event, the 2018 “GNATTY” Award for exceptional service was awarded to Elliott Greenblott. Elliott, the Vermont Fraud Watch Network state coordinator for AARP Vermont is a natural host for his regular series Mr. Scammer. GNAT-TV and Elliott have produced 15 shows and 17 special scam alerts, which provide specific information about the latest financial and identity scams. Viewers hear from experts on a variety of topics such as, identity theft, investment …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

—         Following is a list of community presentations scheduled for May and June around Vermont.  These sessions are conducted by trained expert and are designed to give attendees the information and resources to protect themselves and their families from scams and fraud.  They are free and open to the public. If you’d like a presentation in your community or at your organization, please call 413-210-9778.   May May 9 — Davies Library, Waterford, VT — 6:30 PM …

— The FCC on Friday warned consumers of a surge in robocalls known as the “One Ring” scam — but it has nothing to do with Sauron or his minions in Middle-earth. Jokes aside, the “One Ring” or “Wangiri” scam targets potential victims with a series of calls — usually from the 222 area code — often in the middle of the night. “Recent reports indicate these calls are using the ‘222’ country code from the West African nation of Mauritania,” …

— AARP Vermont is bringing Frank Abagnale, a noted expert on fraud prevention, to Burlington to coach members and the public on how to avoid becoming a victim. An AARP ambassador, Abagnale will speak on Thursday, June 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, 870 Williston Road, in South Burlington. Reservations are required. Understanding how identity fraud works is the best way to keep yourself from being scammed, and as a former con …

—   Elliott Greenblott, state coordinator of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, conducted a TV interview with one of  Vermont’s top fraud investigators last week. Bill Carrigan is deputy commissioner of the State’s Division of Financial Regulation. He shares his perspectives on a range of securities frauds, real estate scams, Ponzi schemes and other crimes that put Vermonters at risk. The “Mr. Scammer” program is produced at Greater Northshire Access Television (GNAT-TV) in Southern VT and airs on cable access stations across …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— To help prevent identity theft, AARP Vermont is hosting two shredding events in Burlington and Montpelier, which are free and open to the public. Workers will be at shredding trucks to help dispose of documents with identifying information. The limit is three boxes or bags per car. Events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, in the Ben and Jerry’s parking lot, 30 Community Drive in South Burlington; and Tuesday, June 11, at the Dog …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …