— AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are coming together to present top experts and law enforcement to present at a free informational Scam Jam and ShredFest. This event will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Every day hundreds of local residents lose their hard earned dollars to fraud schemes. Protect yourself by learning from presenters discussing scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, …

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— Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft.  One way to do this is to dispose of your personal information securely.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and Bank of New Hampshire  have teamed up to offer five shred-a-thons at these …

— Nearly 8,800 Nebraskans filed reports of fraud, identity theft and other complaints to the Federal Trade Commission in 2017. AARP Nebraska is teaming up with the Better Business Bureau to help shrink that number by sponsoring Secure Your ID Day on Saturday, April 21. “Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen,” said Connie Benjamin, AARP state director. “One of the best defenses is to shred your confidential documents—such as canceled checks, credit card offers, monthly utility bills, medical bills, old …

— Mark your calendar – SATURDAY, JUNE 2.  That is the date of the FREE annual document shredding event sponsored by AARP Foundation ElderWatch and the Black Forest Chapter 1100 of AARP.  The shredding will be at the Black Forest Lutheran Church 12455 Black Forest Road.  Please enter from Black Forest Road.  The time is 9 am to 1 pm.  Three boxes or paper bags of paper documents will be accepted per car.  Please no plastic or 3-ring binders, as they cannot be recycled.  You …

— In 2016, 15.4 million Americans were the victims of identity theft- that is a 16% increase since 2015. That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our mobile shredding trucks for free disposal. AARP and BECU members can safely destroy documents containing sensitive and personal information, as well as recycle unwanted TVs, computers, computer monitors, laptops and cell phones on Saturday, April 28.. Bring your documents and electronics to locations in Everett, …

— Shredding is the safest way to dispose of confidential documents. AARP Virginia and the Alta Vista Chamber have teamed up to hold an annual cleanup and free shredding day. We will be meeting at the Alta Vista Fire Station parking lot, located on 1280 Main Street, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21st. This event will take place rain or shine. If you are interested in participating or volunteering, go to www.altavistachamber.com for more details.

— Greetings from AARP Maine! As 2017 comes to a close, I am happy to share our latest member newsletter with you. It has been quite a year for AARP in Maine! Our team of staff and volunteers worked tirelessly all year to protect programs that impact Mainers 50+ at the federal level and you can count on us to fight hard on these issues in 2018. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, a proposed health tax and age tax have all been …

— CHEYENNE –  AARP Wyoming will be a part of three events in Sheridan County next week intended to fight scams and keep your identity safe. Click here to Register For These Free Events On Oct. 11-12, AARP Wyoming will take part in a document shredding, as well presentations by retired lawman Bob Melvin, in Sheridan, Dayton and Clearmont. The goal, is to help Wyoming’s citizens better protect themselves from scams and identity theft. “I want people to understand that anybody …

—   FREE Shredding at The Fourteenth Health and Wellness Fair in Richmond. Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents, and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. Each individual may bring …

—   Back by popular demand for the 12th year, AARP Nebraska and Shred-It will host a free community shredding day in Omaha on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at The Center Mall on 42nd and Center Sts. Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. People can avoid becoming victims of identity theft by shredding confidential documents with personal information, such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, old bank and financial statements and medical bills. The convenient drive-through shredding session will run …