— Greetings from Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director As the New Year gets underway, I am happy to share our latest member newsletter with you. 2018 was quite a year for AARP in Maine. Our team of staff, volunteers and member activists worked tirelessly to highlight urgent issues that impact 50+ Mainers at the state and federal levels during the elections.  We hosted many programs around the state to bring your voices to both Augusta and Washington.  We also offered …

— AARP Indiana is proud to again sponsor CrimeStoppers of Central Indiana’s Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, October 20th. Come out to one of the five locations between 10 am and 1 pm, and for a $5 donation per box you can have your information shredded. Small electronics and computers may be recycled for free while a $10 fee will be charged for any TV or computer monitors. Our locations will also be a pharmaceutical drug take back …

— In 2017, 16.7 million Americans were the victims of identity theft- that is an 8% increase since 2016. 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, October 20. Bring your documents and electronics to locations in Everett, …

— 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 you do that. Bring any confidential documents to the Art of Aging Expo on October 2, 2018 at the Daniel Technology Center at the Germanna Community College, and we’ll shred them for free in the parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Shredding only takes a few minutes and …

— The Fifteenth Annual Health and Wellness Fair in Richmond Thursday, October 18, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. The AARP Richmond North Chapter is hosting The Fifteenth Health and Wellness Fair this Fall at The G.R.A.C.E Center at Fifth Street Baptist Church. This event, which is open to the public, will be held at the G.R.A.C.E. Center of Fifth Street Baptist Church, 1302 Victor Street, Richmond, Virginia 23222 on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Doors …

— AARP Utah and Fox 13 held our four annual shredding event in Midvale and Ogden, and it was a rousing success!  Unfortunately, so many of you came out to shred that Shred-it’s trucks in Midvale were filled to capacity before everyone made it through the line.  Therefore, they’ve generously offered their services to those people who came out but weren’t able to shred their documents on July 14. Please come to 4325 Commercial Way between 10:00am–2:00pm, Monday-Friday of this week …

— 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 FraudWatch Network wants to help you do that. Bring any confidential documents to the Frank Abagnale event on July 28th at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and we’ll shred them for free in the parking lot from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Shredding only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. …

— 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 …