From fake COVID-19 cures and treatments, notices of false positives and other scams are an unfortunate result of people trying to make a quick buck from the coronavirus pandemic. But one prevalent scam is on the rise that can be harder to identify – “work-from-home scams.” [...]
The Department of Justice urges Americans to guard against known and emerging scams tied to COVID-19
The Department of Justice urges Americans to guard against known and emerging scams tied to COVID-19.
Ignore come-ons promising help to get you your payments, tax refunds. If you get a call, email, text or social media message saying the Internal Revenue Service needs money or some personal information before sending your income-tax refund or stimulus payment, don't respond. It's a scam, federal officials [...]
Law enforcement agencies are expecting a significant increase in fraud and scam attempts in the coming weeks. Below is a message received from a local county’s sheriff’s office. Please share this information widely, especially with your clients. Discuss this with them during your wellness checks, ensuring they do not fall victim to someone looking to steal their money or identity. [...]
For his work to find easier ways for workers to save more of what they earn for retirement, Representative Stephen Ross was presented with an AARP “Super Saver” award at a special presentation made at a monthly meeting of the Triad Retirement Living Association. [...]
Nominations are open for the North Carolina Heritage Award, the state’s highest honor for traditional artists, until Friday, May 1. Artists who are recognized within their communities as keepers of North Carolina’s living traditions may be nominated for the award. Past recipients have included musicians, craftspeople, storytellers, dancers, and practitioners of traditional occupations. [...]
In 2020, the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is launching a new initiative to celebrate North Carolina's rural counties. Hello NC will explore rural culture across the state, focusing on hometown heroes and histories, highlighting rural heritage, foods, crafts, festivals and traditions. Hello NC is a platform for rural communities [...]
In the Fall issue, we learned from guest writer Chris Burns that nearly 85% of people ages 60 and older own a cell phone or smartphone. But how is this age group using their phones? Many of us have witnessed our kids helping grandma out with her phone [...]
View the Digital Magazine In This Issue... I’ve had a busy few months visiting various senior living communities across Central North Carolina. Through my travel I have had many conversations with senior industry professionals and they have all said that NC is one of the best places to retire. Many retirees are coming to take advantage of our gorgeous [...]
Wake Forest Baptist to Implement Stronger Visitor Restrictions - In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors will be allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s inpatient facilities, effective today, Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m.