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Where to Report Scams (and Why It’s Important)

Posted on 04/18/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsSilence is golden, at least for scammers. Say nothing and their bilking can continue until you and others are bled dry. Speak up and it can stop. Take, for example, another impressive yet little-publicized bust recently announced by the Federal Trade Commission. It ended a telemarketing scheme believed to have scammed more than $20 million from tens of thousands of older Americans. The agency alleges that for 31 months, a network of scammers in the U.S. and Canada cold-called retirement-age Americans …

Amazon Fire TV: A New Option for Streaming Video

Posted on 04/14/2014 by | AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyThere’s a new box in town — for streaming content to your television. It’s called Amazon Fire TV, and it costs $99. For years, Amazon Prime members (those who pay the company for unlimited shipping) have had access to Amazon’s massive database of movies and TV shows from their “smart” TVs or Blu-ray players. Some programming is free, some can be rented or bought. Now it’s a little easier to connect with that content through the company’s new Fire TV …

Fear Is Back! Jury Duty, Other Intimidation Scams Return

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsAs the forecast faithful can verify, March certainly came in like a lion. But out like a lamb? Scammers continue to be anything but sheepish in trying to steal your money and identity. Witness the recent return of the jury duty scam. That’s when fraudsters, posing as courthouse officials or police, telephone with claims you missed jury duty. Because of that, they threaten, you’re going to be arrested unless a fine is immediately paid — sometimes requested by credit card, but usually a …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEstas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Si no es así comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. El diálogo se asoma en Venezuela – La oposición venezolana y el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro finalmente se pusieron de acuerdo esta semana para entablar un diálogo que busca poner fin a la grave crisis política, social y económica que vive el país. Hacemos votos para que cesen la violencia y la represión y para que, mediante el …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEstas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Si no es así comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. La misteriosa desaparición de un avión con 239 personas a bordo: De “misterio aéreo sin precedentes” calificaron los expertos la desaparición del vuelo MH370 de Malaysian Airlines, que cubría la ruta Kuala Lumpur-Beijing. Los rumores y especulaciones se pusieron a la orden del día: ¿Fue una bomba? ¿Una falla mecánica? ¿Un secuestro fallido? Hasta la publicación de este …