— For over four decades, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists and now he’s coming to Fargo on Tuesday, July 24, to help us learn how to spot and avoid scams so we can protect our families. As one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, Abagnale has joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Between the ages of 16 and 21, Abagnale successfully posed as an airline …

— Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen, but you can help protect yourself against fraud by shredding sensitive documents you no longer need, such as old tax returns, bank statements, credit card information or offers, health records, and employment forms–anything that contains your personal identifying information that thieves can use to steal your identity. If you don’t need it anymore, shred it!  Identity thieves and con artists search through trash cans for discarded documents that can contain a treasure trove …

— Fraud that targets older adults is a big problem in North Carolina and nationally. According to the latest statistics from the Consumer Sentinel and the NC Department of Justice, there were 57,838 North Carolina complaints about identity theft and fraud in 2014. (That report is being updated this spring and finds that the problem is getting worse). AARP North Carolina is working to protect people from fraud and scams that target older adults. AARP is part of the NC Senior …

— Is Your Identity up for Grabs? Hardly a month goes by without hearing of another data breach exposing our personal information to hackers and potential identity thieves. These breaches affect millions of individuals: Equifax – 145 million, Target – 110 million, Uber – 57 million, Home Depot – 53 million, and the list goes on and on.  In fact, experts say very few of us haven’t been affected. Worse still, identity thieves may be sharing and selling your personal information …

— Join AARP Georgia for a free shredding day this Saturday — rain or shine! The Atlanta Police Department will provide safe pill disposal. Help prevent someone from stealing your identity and other personal information by shredding those documents and papers. A person’s identity is stolen every two seconds! Do your part to help protect your privacy! The Atlanta Police Department will provide safe pill disposal.       Event Details (rain or shine!): Saturday, May 19, 2018 1 p.m.-4 p.m. …

— If you’ve been a victim of identity theft or some other kind of fraud, you are not alone. Nearly 70,000 North Carolinians filed claims of fraud, identity theft or other consumer complaints with the Federal Trade Commission in 2017. Nearly a fifth of those complaints were related to debt collection, and almost a fifth of the identity theft complaints were related to employment and taxes. In 2017, Durham-Chapel Hill ranked 43rd out of 392 metro areas nationwide in identity theft …

— As part of the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance, AARP Idaho is working to arm consumers with the information and tools they need to guard against fraud and identity theft. This month, the coalition of nonprofit organizations and state agencies is sponsoring two free Scam Jams in the southeastern part of the state. The first is Monday, May 14, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Pocatello Clarion Inn, in Pocatello. The other is Tuesday, May 15, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Shilo …

— Español Part of More than 150 Events Nationwide in AARP’s Annual “Operation: Stop Scams” AARP California’s events are part of more than 150 free document-shredding events and fraud-fighting programs being held in communities coast-to-coast as part of AARP’s second annual “Operation: Stop Scams,” a five-week-long series of more than 150 events in communities coast-to-coast. The anti-fraud activities sponsored by AARP’s local offices in more than 35 states  include: paper-shredding events, fraud education programs – popularly referred to as “scam jams,” AARP …

— Every Two Seconds, Someone’s Identity is Stolen. New Yorkers Can Fight Back Against Fraud at 20+ Shredding Events Across State ALBANY—New Yorkers fought back against fraud today and helped protect themselves from identity theft by shredding truckloads of sensitive personal documents as part of “Operation: Stop Scams,” a series of free shredding events sponsored by AARP New York around the state. AARP New York launched the initiative today with a free document shredding event in Albany. There, officials warned consumers …

— (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 …