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E-ZPass to ID Theft?

Posted on 07/18/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsPerfectly timed to the busy travel season, scammers are behind phony emails supposedly sent by the “E-ZPass Service Center” or “E-ZPass Collection Agency.” So beware. Whether or not you have an E-ZPass account, the bogus message may make its way into your inbox, prompting you to click a link.   Don’t take the bait. Not only will you be asked to provide sensitive personal and financial information, but clicking that link may also install malware onto your computer that could …

This Week in Boomer History: Kent State … ‘Hair’ … Spam … Amtrak

Posted on 04/27/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe Soviets bring down a CIA U-2 spy plane on May 1, 1960, intensifying the Cold War. Captured in Russia, pilot Francis Gary Powers is interrogated for more than a hundred days and imprisoned for nearly two years. The first Target discount store opens in Roseville, Minn., on May 1, 1962, growing into an enterprise that generates about $3 billion of net income in 2013. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius when the musical Hair opens on Broadway …

Medicare Spam Increases 10-Fold

Posted on 11/6/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsDuring Medicare Open Enrollment,  which started Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, there’s usually an uptick in online spam pitching supplemental plans. But this year, it’s gone epidemic — with a 10-fold increase compared to recent months in these always annoying and sometimes risky offers, reports messaging security firm Cloudmark. >> Sign up for the AARP Money newsletter The reason may go beyond just the calendar: It looks like spammers are exploiting confusion over the Affordable Care Act – and how it …

My Grandparents’ Mailbox Was Out of Control!

Posted on 02/5/2013 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHello, everyone! It’s Jenn from the Illinois Communications team. I’d like to share an experience that I recently had. The deeper into it I got the more perturbed I became. About a month ago I became a caregiver for my grandparents. (Best grandparents ever, BTW.) Due to some recent health and memory issues they decided it was time to move into a pretty posh assisted living facility in their home town (I’d love to move in too! Hello WiFi, whirlpool, …