The holiday deals have already begun, but buyer beware – not all of those great deals you see online are legit. Because if the online shopping season has started it means that online scam season has officially begun too.
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From practical resources, to fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Virginia. We hope you’ll join us!
In August of 2022 the Veterans Administration (VA) began the largest expansion of benefits in its history with the enactment of the PACT Act. The Act, which compensates military personnel and veterans for exposure to toxic chemicals has led to 4.5 million toxic screenings and the expansion of benefits to more than 400,000 individuals. It has also created an opportunity for criminal scammers.
Social media has become a dangerous marketplace. Scammers are great at creating slick ads and professional looking websites and for minimal cost they can force them into your feed. According to the Federal Trade Commission, $2.7 billion in reported fraud losses have been tied to social media since 2021 and 44% of those came from fake sales.
Virginians who provide care for veterans spend on average $11,500 of their personal income on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving each year—1.5 times higher than what other family caregivers spend.
AARP Virginia is sharing caregiving resources during two November webinars to mark National Family Caregivers Month. The first forum will focus on military families, and the second will delve into financial issues related to caregiving.
One of the most nefarious scams today is bank impersonation. Money stolen through these schemes is rarely recoverable, so it’s particularly important to be aware of this scam and share what you know with others.
Over 500 people were in attendance for the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's® event in Williamsburg on Saturday, October 28. Participants gathered at the New Town Gazebo (5150 Main Street) ready to advance the fight to end Alzheimer's disease.
Sex is for young people. Who needs sex at our age? No one needs to see my cellulite. If these statements sound familiar to you, the AARP Virginia webinar “Sex at 50 and Beyond: Sexual Health and Wellness” is for you.
AARP Virginia has hosted several Scam Jams and Shred Fests in the Northern Virginia area recently. On Oct. 11, the event that shines a light on fraud and scams was held in Woodbridge at the Harbour Grille. Immediately following the half-day event, attendees could shred their documents outside at a shred truck.