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Suzanne Black

AARP NC Coastal Associate State Director, AARP
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Suzanne LaFollette-Black has been a gerontologist for the past 35+ years. She is the AARP NC Associate State Director of Advocacy and Community Outreach. Suzanne’s career has been in the aging network as a non-profit nursing home  

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Apr 6, 2021

Gift Cards: A Red Flag Of A Scam

AARP wants to help protect you from fraud. A key part of being able to spot a scam is knowing the red flags – those signs that suggest that just maybe what you’re confronting isn’t l ...

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Feb 3, 2021

Free Virtual Black History Month Events For North Carolinians

Black is joyful and brilliant. Black joy is the tenacity, resiliency, and ability to thrive despite everything. Join AARP NC throughout the month of February to discover the ways that Black Americans ...

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Jan 21, 2021

Help Us Thank Those Who Inspire

As we enter a new year, we must first look back at 2020 and the tremendous hurdles we faced to keep our community strong. The pandemic challenged us all to do more for our neighbors. We want now to th ...

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Jan 5, 2021

Resolve To Live Your Life Scam-Free In 2021

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that scammers follow the headlines. While we are all relieved to turn the calendar to 2021, the uncertainty that marked the last 12 months is not going away any time ...

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Dec 19, 2020

AARP NC LOCAL Heroes NOMINATIONS Open For The Annual AARP NC 2020 Inspiration Awards

People and organizations have been working hard across the NC Coastal Region to help improve lives and help those ages 50 plus live the lives they want to live as they age. Whether it is storm clea ...

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Dec 4, 2020

Keeping Safe While Online Shopping

With nine-in-ten U.S. adults online these days for work, finances, shopping or entertainment, criminals have many opportunities to steal money or sensitive personal information. When you factor in the ...

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Nov 17, 2020

Season’s Cheatings: Avoid These Holiday Scams

Holiday shopping season is here, and that presents plenty of opportunities for scammers to spoil your celebrations. They are more than willing to use the joyous mood to get into your wallet. But with ...

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Oct 19, 2020

Beware Of Tech Support Scams

They are back – those criminals posing as tech support calling older Americans to fix bogus computer or devise problems and costing us hundreds or thousands of dollars for unneeded technical sup ...

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Oct 5, 2020

October Scam Alerts

October is less than one week old and it already been full of surprises. Let’s make sure that being a victim to a fraud or scam is not one of them. This month is Cybercrime Awareness Month and w ...

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Sep 17, 2020

65-Plus Voters May Tip The Scales In 2020

AARP North Carolina Survey finds Social Security and Medicare Transcend Party Lines In today’s world of political division, one issue unifies voters of both parties – protecting o ...

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Sep 1, 2020

Here Are Some Of The Latest Scams To Be On The Lookout For This Fall

For many, this will be a September to remember. Let us make sure it is not memorable because you were a victim of a fraud. If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam. Join us for a free “Fraud ...

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Aug 5, 2020

The Psychology Of Scams

By Suzanne Black, AARP North Carolina   One of the hardest things to understand about scams can be how victims become victims. When you hear about a scam secondhand, the red flags can seem obvi ...

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Jul 13, 2020

Watch Out For Fraudsters Posing As COVID-19 Contact Tracers

North Carolina law enforcement officials say cooperate only with real health departments and safeguard your sensitive data.   WILMINGTON -- Beware of the latest scam that fraudsters are using t ...

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Jun 15, 2020

Beware Of Work From Home Scams

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 sca ...

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Jun 8, 2020

Don’t Toss Stimulus Payment Card - Be Vigilant Of Scams Targeting Veterans & Military

By: Ret. Colonel Dr. Shirley Gerrior and Suzanne LaFollette-Black, Associate State Director, AARP NC Scammers know most folks will go to great lengths to cash in on “free money.” And wi ...

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May 20, 2020

Home Sweet Home - Make It Safer

By-line by AARP NC Volunteer Margie Sigman If you’ve been homebound for a while, your indoor scenery may be getting old. You’ve probably cleaned out a closet or two by now, but what abo ...

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May 11, 2020

COVID Scams High For Veterans And Military: Beware During Military Appreciation Month

Scammers are on the prowl with Americans’ increased anxiety over COVID-19. As we commemorate Military Appreciation Month in May, a warning goes out to veterans and military families since they a ...

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