— 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!

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7 p.m. ET The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

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— A regular commercial for a national office supply chain promotes August as “The most wonderful time of the year” and for many parents it is both wonderful and frightening as kids head back to school or off to college.    Scammers love this time of year as well because the panic mode sets in for many as they dash around making last minute purchases, plans, and arrangements for school.  This flurry is  distracting, confusing, and filled with anxiety – the environment …

— Join Us!  Summer Tech Talk     Technology for Tomorrow is partnering with the AARP Vermont and The University of Vermont Health Network to bring you the summer TechTalk. Join us at this free, informational seminar on the topics of Digital Citizenship, Common Scams, and Telehealth.   WHAT: Free educational seminar brought to you by Technology for Tomorrow WHERE: 500 Dorset Street South Burlington (FHT Middle School) WHEN: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 9.00 am – 11.30 am REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2rq801Z …

— 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 …

— Bring Your Documents to Shred in Littleton Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft.  One way to do this is to dispose of your personal information securely.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and Bank of New Hampshire  have teamed …

—   Following continuing threats to taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service today listed email “phishing” schemes as a top filing season concern and part of the annual listing of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2018. The IRS warned taxpayers, businesses and tax professionals to be alert to fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These attempts can expand during tax season and remain a major identity theft threat. Compiled annually by the IRS, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a …

— AARP Vermont will host a Scam Jam in South Burlington next month. The free seminar will feature state Attorney General T.J. Donovan (D). Fraud experts from the state Securities Division, the University of Vermont’s Consumer Assistance Program and AARP will also participate. The presenters will discuss scams targeting Vermonters, such as bogus investment deals, lottery scams, email fraud, a grandparent ruse and the latest identity theft schemes. The Scam Jam will be Thursday, April 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Trader …

—   Watch and Learn — Get a host of fraud prevention tips and information on how to protect you and your family from being the next victim of fraud.  Elliott Greenblott, AARP Vermont Fraud Watch Network Coordinator, is a recognized expert on the subject and shares valuable information in this TV program from GNAT cable access TV station in Southern VT. Click on the link below to watch this month’s segment. http://gnat-tv.org/mr-scammer-120717/ Mr. SCAMMER – 12.07.17

—           AARP Vermont Fraud Watch Network needs you!   We are recruiting volunteers to act as team members in our efforts to protect Vermonters from becoming victims of fraud and scams.  What is AARP Fraud Watch?  The program is part of a nation-wide effort to educate the public on the nature fraud and the various forms it takes.  In Vermont, we conduct presentations for groups and organizations on a variety of topics, we distribute literature by staffing …

— In case you haven’t noticed, the holiday season arrived early this year (right after Labor Day) and once again the Grinch in the form of a con-artist is working hard to ruin your celebrations.  In this two-part series, we’ll look at a number of ways criminals are working to separate you from your money. Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have become a major part of the shopping season on the con-artist calendar.  A “new” twist seen this year is …