— Shredding is a key weapon in the battle to keep sensitive, personal information out of the hands of identity thieves. AARP Washington and Boeing Employees’ Credit Union (BECU) are sponsoring free shredding events on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate, and each person may bring up to three grocery bags full of documents to shred. Mobile shredding trucks will be stationed at five BECU locations, one each in Tukwila, Everett and Federal …

— “You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton Team Mississippi’s volunteers actualize this saying. Throughout the state, volunteers are helping Team Mississippi move the needle forward. They are busy in their communities presenting information and making life better for the state’s 50-plus population and their families. They are informing Mississippians about how to prevent being scammed. They are conducting Home Fit seminars to demonstrate how to make homes more accessible. They …

— AARP Mississippi is sponsoring Museum After Hours this month at the Mississippi Museum of Art. We invite you to join us at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at the museum, located at 380 South Lamar Street in Jackson. This month’s theme is “Homeward Bound.” This month at Museum After Hours, you’ll have an opportunity to stand at the storytelling crossroads of Mississippi visual art, literature, music, and film. You can celebrate the opening of an exhibition of paintings by …

— The Milwaukee Brewers baseball team is offering fans 50 and older a 50 percent discount on tickets for four games at Miller Park this season: May 24, June 8, Aug. 3 and Aug. 30. AARP Wisconsin will have an information booth at the stadium near members’ seating and will offer information on caregiving and fraud prevention, as well as free hand fans and mini backpacks. To purchase discount tickets, go to brewers.com/tickets, select a  game and enter the code “Fun50.” …

— AARP Georgia and Safe Kids Cobb County are collaborating during Earth Day to host this event to help community members protect their personal and financial assets. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, 3,083,379 total consumer complaints were collected in 2015. Florida, Georgia, and Michigan were the top three states for fraud and other complaints. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Fight back against fraud at the AARP Operation: Stop …

— Scam artists have been out in full force in 2016, relying on tried and true scams to bilk billions from unsuspecting victims. Here are some of the most frequently reported scams to the Fraud Watch Network hotline: Tech support scam – You get a call from Microsoft (or another tech company) saying your computer has a virus that can be fixed for a fee. Don’t pull out your credit card – simply hang up. Microsoft doesn’t make tech support calls. …

— Protect Yourself from Identity Theft and Fraud! There are many ways to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud – data breaches, computer malware, simply losing your wallet or having it stolen – but one easy way to ensure crooks don’t get their hands on your personal information is to shred documents that contain it. AARP Virginia is offering FREE document shredding during the Healthy Resources Expo in Roanoke. Each attendee is limited to two boxes or bags of material …

— 8/31 SCAM ALERT Planning an interstate move? Beware of rogue movers who may take your goods hostage and overcharge you. The bad players typically give you a low estimate over the phone or online without ever seeing the items you want moved. Once your belongings are on their truck, they demand more money. They force you to pay more if you want your goods back. Research movers before hiring anyone, and always get a written estimate. The federal government and …

— 8/24 SCAM ALERT The IRS scam has a new twist. A scammer will call, claiming to be from the IRS and that you will be arrested if you don’t pay back taxes immediately. The caller will tell you to buy an iTunes gift card and put the amount you owe on it. Then you are to call back and provide the 16-digit code that is on the card to complete your payment. The con artist then sells the codes on …

— 8/17 SCAM ALERT Connecting to the Internet in a public space like a coffee shop, the library or an airport is a wonderful modern convenience, but it comes with significant risk.  Fraudsters have come up with a number of ways to steal information from you or attack your computer while you are on public Wi-Fi. It is never safe to assume any privacy on public Wi-Fi, even when prompted for a password. Keep your surfing safe when on public Wi-Fi …