—   Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing real possibilities to your community.  Join us at our free informative workshops where you can learn about caregiving, Brain Health, identifying frauds, and more. Socialize with other AARP members at our lunch and dinner groups, free movie screenings and other events. Get connected with many community partner organizations that provide unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most …

— Join us for a free fraud fighting event Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials to present at a free informational Scam Jam. The Presenters will discuss scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

— 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 …

— AARP Volunteer Says ‘Everyone Can Be Part of the Fraud Watch Network’ Scammers are busy inventing ways to separate you from your money, and constant vigilance is the key to thwarting them. On October 17, 2018, AARP volunteer Suba Saty provided an educational and entertaining look at some of the schemes that target seniors via phone, email, and door-to-door solicitation. He also offered common-sense ways to avoid becoming a victim. Suba’s presentation, “Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft” was …

— FEMA and Virginia Department of Emergency Management officials to answer questions  RICHMOND _ AARP Virginia, with guests from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, will hold a special telephone town hall on Friday to address Hurricane Florence Recovery and Scams.   AARP Virginia will dial out to about 70,000 households in southwestern and central Virginia at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. In a format similar to a radio call-in show, the agency …

— While the brunt of the storm may have missed us, rainy, windy conditions could last several days, causing flooding, downed trees, and power outages.   The threat posed by Hurricane Florence remains extreme, and Virginians should continue to heed the warnings of local officials and emergency personnel. The safety and security of everyone is a top priority for AARP. Resources In Virginia, dial 2-1-1 for disaster-related information and to get help with unmet needs.  Also make sure you have the FEMA …

— There is no soundtrack. No pomp. No circumstance. No paparazzi. When you first see Frank Abagnale, what you see is not what you expect. He’s friendly, quiet, unassuming, and most surprisingly, still remorseful. In late July, Abagnale was the keynote speaker at the AARP Virginia Fraud Watch Event in Virginia Beach.  He presented to an audience of over two hundred on “How To Avoid Scams, Protect Families From Fraud.” This year marked his fourth tour with AARP across the country. …

— You are invited to the Peninsula Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council 23rd Annual Senior Safety Summit on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.  This year’s theme is “Situational Awareness:  Seniors Stay Alert” The event will take place at the Northside Christian Church, 1300 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23693. Join us for a morning filled with information, exhibits, entertainment, and door prizes. There will also be free on-site document shredding located in the church parking lot …

— In an Era of Continuous Data Breaches, AARP Virginia Seeks to Empower Public with Simple Tips to Protect Sensitive Personal Information As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that an alarming number of Virginia residents have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud.  In response, AARP Virginia and the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their …

— The Reston District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department is hosting a Scam and Fraud Awareness event on Wednesday, September 26 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191. This event is free and open to the public.  All are welcomed, including families, caregivers, and business owners, to hear from a panel of presenters to discover the truth about common scams that frequently target the older adult community. Join Detective Ryan Young of the Fairfax County …