— In an age where technology like computers and smartphones are used for just about everything, cybercriminals are getting good at targeting vulnerable populations and gaining access to confidential information. It’s important for you to learn how to avoid scams and take other steps in order to protect your privacy, and the privacy of your employees, clients, and loved ones. That’s why AARP members are invited to two FREE online safety sessions lead by experts at your local Microsoft store: Suite L108 Galleria Drive Buffalo NY, …

— You get a call from someone who says they’re from the IRS, and you owe back taxes. But do you?  A pop-up on your computer warns your machine is infected and you need immediate technical support.  Should you be worried?  You get a call: “Grandma, I need money for bail.” But is it really your grandchild?  “Imposter fraud” occurs when a scammer poses as someone they’re not in order to steal your money. These types of scams have reached epidemic …

— By Jill Gambon Dennis Hohengasser’s home computer had a virus and he worried he might lose files. A hasty internet search for Micro­soft tech support turned up a long list of links, so he clicked on the one at the top. But instead of reaching Microsoft, he ended up contacting a business that preyed on people seeking computer help. “I just wanted them to fix it,” said Hohengasser, 67, a retired training and staff development professional from Taunton. He gave …

— Ever wish you could communicate better with e-mail or Skype? Have you wondered about online safety and cloud computing? AARP and the Microsoft Store are teaming up to provide FREE classes that will help you bridge the digital divide. Classes will be held at the Microsoft Store in Oak Park Mall. There will be computers that you can use, and coffee and pastries will be provided. All classes are from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and doors open at 9:30 …

— Get a peek behind the scenes of the cyberwar against fraud on a tour of the state of the art Microsoft Cybercrime Center in Redmond. Join AARP, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit and Microsoft’s Customer Service & Support Teams for a Cybercrime Center tour where you will learn about (1) strategies on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of cybercrime and (2) how Microsoft is using cutting edge technologies to fight cybercrime and keep your online way of life …

— AARP Colorado and Microsoft are pleased to offer free Microsoft classes for AARP members.  The classes will be offered at the Microsoft store at the Park Meadows Mall location only. Class Schedule and Descriptions Getting to Know Windows 10 Thursday, January 7, 2016 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In this 60-minute workshop, get an overview of everything Windows 10 has to offer for everyday use, whether it’s for work or play, home or office. Keeping Safer Online – Protect Your …

— For Immediate Release September 30, 2105 Contacts: Jason Erskine, AARP / 206-604-7085 Microsoft / 503-443-7070 NOTE TO MEDIA:  Frank Abagnale’s presentation is part of an event today, Sept. 30 at Microsoft’s campus in Redmond.  One-on-one media interviews are available with Frank.  Please contact Jason Erskine at 206-604-7085 to set up an interview. ID Theft Expert Frank Abagnale Provides Inside Tips on Spotting and Stopping Fraud “Catch Me if You Can” Author Joins with AARP Fraud Watch Network, Microsoft and Attorney …

— Major Telephone Outreach Effort Warns Consumers of Fraud and Scams via Phone BOSTON, Massachusetts – The AARP Fraud Watch Network lit up the phone lines today as part of an effort to warn thousands of consumers about two leading “imposter scams” that last year victimized more than 10,000 New Yorkers. Borrowing a favorite tactic of con artists, AARP Fraud Watch Network staff and volunteers from New York and New England states joined to operate their own telephone call bank today …

— Learn the latest about how to protect yourself and your family online at Fraud Watch Network workshops AARP is sponsoring during evenings this summer at the Microsoft Store at Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Road, Space 1410, Beachwood, OH 44122. AARP Fraud Watch Network is sponsoring morning trainings this summer and evening trainings in the fall to help you develop the skills and gather the information you need to stay safe when you go online and use the web to connect …

— With the latest in smart phones, tablets and wireless web access, staying connected has never been easier. The power of wireless computing and communications puts information and resources just a click away at home or at our favorite coffee shop. But a new survey of Washington web surfers shows the freedom and convenience of wireless access may come at a cost. Nearly half of Washington Internet users failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while many admit to engaging …