Join AARP NY and Herald Community Newspapers for Free Webinars on Scam Prevention and In-person Shredding Event!

Posted on 03/29/22

Fighting Against Fraud

AARP New York and Herald Community Newspapers present a three-part virtual webinar on identity theft, romance, and other scams that target people 50 and over and their families in this series. You'll learn about fraudsters' tactics and how to recognize the warning signs. Plus, we will end the series with an in-person FREE shredding event!

Advanced registration is required to participate. Registrants will be sent details by email before the date of the program. Can't make the live webinar? Register, and you'll receive the recording!

You are welcome to register for one or all the webinars! You do not have to be an AARP member to register. Don't forget to share this page with your family and friends so they can join in on the fun!

1. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022 from 12- 1 PM • Virtual Event
Identity Theft
Each year thousands of Americans fall victim to Identity (ID) Theft. These losses are tremendously violating, hurtful, and life-changing. This webinar will focus on:

  • Understanding Personal Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Scams that target your PII
  • Tips to safeguard your identity

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2. THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2022 - 12-1PM • Virtual Event
Elder Fraud Abuse
Con artists don't really care about your age or your needs. Their only goal is to separate you from your hard-earned money. Learn how to avoid scams. We'll cover:

  • Grandparent or Relative in need Scams
  • Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams
  • Investment Scams

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3. THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2022 - 12-1PM • Virtual Event
Romance Scams
When love comes with a request for money, or your new love is suddenly ill overseas and needs your help, think twice. These are the warning signs that a new suitor may be scamming you. Our last webinar in this series will focus on identifying:

  • The "Pitch for Love!"
  • How to Identify Romance Scams
  • Where to report Romance Scams

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4. SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2022 - 11 AM-2 PM • In-person Event
FREE Shredding Event
Location: Herald Community Newspapers. 2 Endo Blvd, Garden City, NY
Stay one step ahead of identity thieves by shredding personal & financial documents. Register and reserve your spot for a FREE drive-through contactless shredding event. (Limit 3 bags per car)

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Additional Events:

If you're interested in attending a contactless shred event held throughout New York State. Visit our blog for more information:

And, AARPNY is also sponsoring additional shredding events with media outlets across New York City and Long Island. These events are brought to you by Schneps Media:

We look forward to seeing you virtually!

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