Identity thieves are constantly scheming ways to steal personal and financial information from unsuspecting consumers. AARP-Indiana Community Outreach Director Mandla Moyo says someone is a victim of identity theft every two to three seconds. He urges people to protect not only their Social Security numbers but also their date of birth and address. Continue reading
Tax refund fraud is predicted to soar again this year. The Internal Revenue Service expects it to reach $21 billion. Now that tax filing season is here, Hoosiers and taxpayers across the country are getting calls from scammers claiming to be with the IRS. Mandla Moyo with AARP Indiana says such scammers prey on people’s fears and count on the fact they will take an official-sounding telephone call seriously. Continue reading
Saving up for retirement could become a little easier for Hoosiers. State lawmakers plan to reintroduce the Hoosier Employee Retirement Option (HERO) bill when the legislative session starts January 5. Continue reading
Two bills are being pushed by the AARP in Indiana during this session of the General Assembly and they look to help two different issues.
About half of Americans aged 50-years and older have less than 25-thousand dollars in retirement savings. To help solve this problem, the AARP is proposing the Hoosier Employee Retirement Option, otherwise known as the “HERO Plan.”