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— 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, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 5 p.m. MT 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 …

— With the need to protect yourself from identity theft and scams never more important, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming, AARP Wyoming, and the Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) are collaborating to offer a free presentation on the tech support scam at 12:30 p.m. on April 26. The presentation is available to the public at no cost online by visiting:  https://uwyo.zoom.us/j/815983397. For those without the ability to watch on your computer or internet-enabled device, the presentation is …

— 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, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT 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 …

— By Sam Shumway AARP Wyoming State Director I feel like it wasn’t that long ago that I would pick up my phone and hear someone I actually wanted to talk to on the other end. Now, the phone rings and it is a myriad of spam calls with a recorded voice telling you everything from options for affordable health insurance to threatening you with IRS investigation if you don’t immediately hand over a credit card number. If you feel the …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5 p.m. MT 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 …

— According to the AARP’s FraudWatch Network, someone’s identity is stolen every two seconds. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, a free presentation in Torrington will offer tips to keep your identity safe. The Goshen County AARP Community Action Group, Pinnacle Bank of Wyoming, and the Goshen County Senior Friendship Center will offer a free presentation on avoiding fraud and identity theft from 10-11:30 a.m.on Nov. 7 at the Torrington Friendship Center. The presentation is free, open to the public, and a free …

— The Goshen County AARP Community Action Group in conjunction with the Torrington Senior Center are presenting the movie, Catch Me If You Can, Oct. 19, from 12:45-2:30 p.m., at The Senior Friendship Center, located at 216 East 19th Avenue, in Torrington. The movie and snacks are both free thanks to AARP. In the Oscar-nominated movie directed by Steven Spielberg, “Catch Me If You Can,” looks at the life of Frank Abagnale, Jr. In his early years Abagnale (played by Leonardo …

— By Sam Shumway AARP Wyoming   A recent report by AARP suggests consumers have grown overwhelmed by attempts to protect their online identity and believe identity theft and exploitation of their credit is inevitable. As a result, the survey suggests consumers aren’t working as hard to keep their online identities safe as they should. AARP is trying to help its members fight back by offering three basic tips for keeping yourself safe online. They include:  using seperate passwords for your …

— Protect yourself from identity theft by joining AARP Wyoming for its ShredFest event at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in Sheridan on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. AARP Wyoming hosts ShredFest events around the state of Wyoming in an attempt to help consumers protect their identity by shredding old documents in a secure manner. On Oct. 3 Secure Shred will provide a shredding truck in the parking lot of the Sheridan County Fulmer Library, located at …

— Protect yourself from identity theft by joining AARP Wyoming for its Shred Fest event at the Hilltop Bank on Second Street in Casper, Sept. 22. AARP Wyoming hosts shredfest events around the state of Wyoming in an attempt to help consumers protect their identity by shredding old documents in a secure manner. On Sept. 22, Powder River Shredders Services will provide a shredding truck in the parking lot of the Hilltop Bank on Country Club Road in Casper from 10 …