— Do you have documents that need shredding? Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen.  To help consumers protect themselves from identify theft, AARP Arkansas will host a FREE Shred Fest event in October.  See event details and registration information below.   AARP will partner with a local shredding provider to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them at no charge. Shredding will be done on-site, which is the most secure way to shred. – Limit 3 boxes per car …

— Are you ready to take charge of your financial future? If your answer is YES, then AARP and the Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. can show you how. Join AARP and the Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the CHASE Center in Wilmington for a financial empowerment forum on November 17. The event will gear you up for financial freedom no matter your age. Develop a financial blueprint specific to …

— 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 …

— AARP Idaho and the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center are hosting a FREE veterans fraud prevention conference in Boise on August 27, 2018. The half day event is designed to give veterans the tools they need to identify and prevent becoming the victim of fraud. A recent AARP study shows veterans are frequently targeted by scam artists and victimized twice as often as the rest of the public. “Unfortunately, the men and women who bravely served our country have become …

— Protect yourself from identity theft by joining AARP Wyoming for its Shred event at the Young at Heart Senior Center in Rock Springs on Aug. 3. Start your morning off at the Young at Heart Senior Center with a Sensational Skillet breakfast, with toast, juice, and coffee from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. After breakfast, step outside and shred your confidential documents. Wyodata Shredding Service will be available from 8 am to noon. Bring your box of documents, and leave …

— Many of us have gotten the calls from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, or seen that pop-up message on your computer, warning you of a virus and the need to call tech support RIGHT NOW. Maybe you’ve even gotten the call from someone who sounds familiar, saying: “Grandma, I need money for bail.” These are imposter frauds. It’s when a scammer poses as someone he or she is not — an IRS agent or a police …

— AARP scored several important wins for 50-plus Nebraskans in the fiscally challenging 2018 legislative session. Listed below are the top priority bills that we supported and actively worked to pass on behalf of our members, their families and caregivers. Please consider contacting the bill sponsors and thanking them for their hard work and leadership on these issues! Aging and Disability Resource Centers LB 793 includes creation of a permanent Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at locations across the state. …

— As part of the fight against fraud and identity theft, AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host Scam Jams in Pocatello and Idaho Falls. The events take place on May 14 and 15 and feature local speakers from the Attorney General’s office, Better Business Bureau, local law enforcement, Idaho Department of Insurance and more. These interactive and informative conferences give participants the tools and resources they need to stay protected from online identity theft, fraud …

— (Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi is observing Operation Stop Scams with a series of events throughout the state from April 16 – May 21. A shred event will be held from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Metro Center Mall, located at 3645 U.S. 80 in Jackson. A fraud prevention workshop will start at 11 a.m. that day at Metro Center Mall. Another shred event will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on …

—     One of More than 150 Events Nationwide in AARP’s Annual “Operation: Stop Scams” AARP Delaware is a Gold Sponsor of the 55+ Expo on April 18. The event will take place at the Rollins Conference Center at Dover Downs with a premier AARP presence focusing on preventing fraud and scams. Attendees can gain valuable information about current scams and will take away tips and tools for protecting their families from con artists who are out to steal people’s …