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2014-03-06 12:32:40

Internet Schemes Cost State Residents $28 Million A Year - AARP Report Reveals Why So Many Are Falling Prey to Online Fraudsters NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tech savvy New York adults are getting an "F" when it comes to spotting online scams, according to an AARP study, and it's costing them - to the tune of $28 million a year. Based on the study, AARP knows why so many of the 8.1 million New Yorkers who received an online fraud offer took the scammer up on it. The...

2014-03-05 12:29:46

Innovative Incentive-Driven Points Program to Reward Active Users of AARP.org with Virtual Currency Good Towards Products, Savings and More WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today announced the launch of "Rewards for Good," a first-of-its-kind loyalty program that rewards users of AARP.org for engaging with exclusive online tools and information that deliver meaningful impact to their lives. In support of AARP's social mission of improving the lives of people...

2014-03-05 12:25:37

Actor, Pioneering Social Justice Activist, Social Media Mega-Power and Host of AARP YouTube Series, Takei's Take, Set to Take the Stage at SXSW March 11th at 12:30 p.m. CDT WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social media icon and social justice champion George Takei is boldly going where he has never gone before-- SXSW Interactive on Tuesday, March 11. Takei will be sharing his take on the social and digital universe at what is known as the ultimate social and...

2014-03-05 08:33:23

In the news release, AARP Report: Feelings of Winter Isolation Putting Millions of NYers at Risk for Online Fraud, issued 05-Mar-2014 by AARP New York over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the link to the study should be http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2014/internet-fraud-victimization-attitudes-behavior-new-york.html. The complete, corrected release follows: AARP Report: Feelings of Winter Isolation Putting Millions of NYers at Risk for Online Fraud New...

2014-03-05 08:33:18

New Yorkers at Higher Risk Based on How They Feel Coupled With Key Behavior Traits, New AARP Report Finds NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cabin fever from the winter cold setting in? Scam artists are banking on it - a new AARP report finds that the more isolated you feel, the more susceptible you are to online fraud. The first-of-its-kind AARP study takes an in-depth look at what feelings and behaviors millions of New Yorkers are exhibiting that puts them at an increased...

2014-02-28 16:21:52

AARP Says 6th Straight Increase Could Be Just the Tip of the Iceberg, Utility Watchdog Needed Before Another Rate Case NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The threat of higher home heating bills this winter from Long Island's PSEG no doubt has many wondering how they'll keep up as utility prices continue to soar. PSEG's sixth straight monthly increase in its power supply charge to Long Islanders, which, as energy prices soars, has helped double and even triple some...

2014-02-27 12:28:11

AARP Commends Gov's Effort to Stop Surprise Health Care Costs from Hammering New Yorkers' Kitchen Table Economies ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care costs are a leading cause of bankruptcies in New York State, and "surprise" bills from out-of-network providers can prove devastating. The all-too-common practice may face some challenges if Governor Andrew Cuomo gets his way, and today, AARP backed the Governor's plan. "Too often, New York patients are billed for...

2014-02-22 04:20:15

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, AARP Pennsylvania was joined by Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Markets and Engagements for a special roundtable meeting to foster discussion of issues related to the AAPI's 50+ population. AARP Pennsylvania has made Asian outreach and engagement a top priority towards growing relevance and impact in the communities we serve. Since 2009, community leaders, volunteers and local stakeholders have joined...

2014-02-20 16:21:29

As NYC Residents Pay Some of Nation's Highest Electric Rates, Deal Hides Hikes for Residential Consumers - Highlights Need for NY Utility Watchdog NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What's really in the Consolidated Edison rate deal approved by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) today? AARP warns that while the ruling temporarily staves off a $400 million rate hike via a "rate freeze" by the utility company, which already charges some of the highest...

2014-02-16 16:20:22

NYS Legislative Caucus Backs Increased Aid for Unpaid Family Caregivers, Non-Parent Relatives Raising Children ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today thanked the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus for supporting issues critical to New York's most powerful voting demographic, the 50+, including aid for unpaid family caregivers and increased funding for non-parent relatives raising children. Those two issues are among AARP's...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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