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Rosalie Calarco

Associate State Director, Coastal Region, AARP
BIO

Rosalie L. Calarco, a 17-year veteran of constituent services and advocacy under two federal officeholders, is the State Director for its Coastal Region, where she will work with AARP members in diverse populations across age, gen  

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Financial
Jan 29, 2024

A New Take on an Old Scam

One of the oldest scams around involves a criminal getting hold of one of your checks and forging the payee and the amount. Usually this is done by “washing” the check with chemicals to ...

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Jan 12, 2024

Don’t Let Scammers Spoil Your New Year

It’s New Year’s Resolution time and a chance to make a commitment to be fraud aware in 2024. Throughout the year, scammers will be on the prowl looking to steal our money or sensitive in ...

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Dec 13, 2023

Check Twice Before Giving

It’s the season of giving, and for those in the spirit, telling the difference between a real charity and a con can be a challenge. Legitimate charities make a big push at year-end for last-mi ...

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Nov 13, 2023

AARP Offers Support for Area Caregivers During November’s National Family Caregiving Month

Feeling stretched in your role as a caregiver? Caregiving can be stressful—physically, emotionally, and financially. In North Carolina, more than 1.28 million people are providing care to a fami ...

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Sep 28, 2023

AARP Honors Those Doing the Most to Inspire Better Lives in Coastal Carolina

Guy Simmons, Bill Kawczynski Director of Military Affairs at UNCW, Shirley Gerrior, Matthew Embo, Brian Adamson, Secretary, Jim Blair, President, Rebecca Trammel, Leanne Churchill, and Mayor of Wilm ...

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Sep 5, 2023

Medicare and Tech Support Scams Are On the Rise

Last month Medicare announced that one of their contractors had been hacked and the personal information of 612,000 Medicare beneficiaries were stolen. The security breach put Social Security numbers, ...

Other
Aug 7, 2023

Natural Disasters and Scams

It seems like natural disaster season is never ending these days. With it being the height of hurricane season, now is a good time to remind ourselves that after Mother Nature moves out the criminal s ...

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Jul 21, 2023

Beware of “Summer Deal” Steals

Summer is officially here which means door-to-door sales crews are too. But buyer beware because what they’re selling isn’t always legit.   Be cautious anytime a stranger comes knoc ...

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Jun 13, 2023

Help Stop Elder Financial Abuse

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Prevention Day and more than 369,000 incidents of financial abuse targeting older adults are reported to authorities in the U.S. each year, causing an estimated $4.8 billi ...

Other
Jun 1, 2023

Help Stop Summer Season Scams

Summer has finally arrived, but the beginning of beach season inevitably brings weight loss scams with it. Criminals take advantage of the season to offer bogus solutions for losing weight or getting ...

Other
May 15, 2023

When it Comes to Home Repairs or Moving, Make Sure to Shop Around

Spring has sprung and with warmer weather comes home repairs. Unfortunately, shady contractors are out there looking homeowners in the market for spring repairs. Contractor fraud and home improve ...

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Apr 24, 2023

Keep Your Network Safe From Criminals

Criminals have so many ways to getting in touch with us these days. According to new data from the Federal Trade Commission, the winning entry path in 2022 was the internet.    About one ...

Other
Mar 21, 2023

Beware of Bank Imposters

Banking has changed quite a bit thanks to the internet. While many people still prefer the brick and mortar experience when dealing with their money, today you can do many of the same functions onli ...

Other
Feb 24, 2023

Identity Theft Awareness

It’s never a bad time to think about a sobering reality: your personal information has most likely already been stolen. Many entities have our personal information – credit card and bank ...

Other
Dec 7, 2022

Preventing Fraud During the Holidays

Holiday shopping, like most shopping these days, has moved online, and that poses unique risks, according to a new AARP survey. More than 75% of U.S. consumers reported that they have experienced some ...

Other
Oct 13, 2022

Free Wilmington Screening of "Dear Sirs"

  AARP North Carolina is proud to present special screening opportunities of the new documentary, “Dear Sirs.” This film is a personal journey through World War II told 75 years late ...

Other
Sep 28, 2022

Watch Out for Cryptocurrency Scams

The week of October 3 is World Investor Week, a great time to remember that the too-good-to- be-true investment opportunity often is exactly that. Investment scams are among the oldest out there. Wi ...

Other
Sep 19, 2022

North Carolina Coastal Hometown Heroes Honored by AARP

AARP in Coastal North Carolina recently honored people and organizations up and down the coast who have been working to improve our hometowns and rural communities, fight fraud, help veterans o ...

Other
Sep 9, 2022

Looking for Work and Avoiding Employment Scams

Earlier this month on Labor Day, we celebrated the American worker. Now, as we head into a time when summer travel is over and people are getting back to work, here is an important warning about emplo ...

Other
Jul 25, 2022

Beware of Social Media Scams

One question that everyone wants to know when it comes to scams and fraud is where is the greatest risk? When people are bombarded by criminals on email, over the phone, text and online it’s har ...

Other
Jul 20, 2022

Wilmington Resident Shirley Gerrior Recognized by AARP NC for Enriching the Lives of Others

Dr. Shirley Gerrior of Wilmington was named the most prestigious AARP volunteer North Carolina in a special ceremony held here in July. The annual AARP Andrus Award tribute recognizes outsta ...

Other
Jul 6, 2022

Steer Clear of Summertime Scams

Summer is officially here which means door-to-door sales crews are too. But buyer beware, what they’re selling isn’t always legit. Be cautious anytime a stranger comes knocking, especia ...

Other
Jun 1, 2022

Beware of Rental Car and Medicare Scams

With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, the summer season is here and for the second year in a row, sticker shock – especially with rental cars – is greeting summer travelers. Reduction ...

Other
Jun 1, 2022

Beware of Rental Car and Medicare Scams

With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, the summer season is here and for the second year in a row, sticker shock – especially with rental cars – is greeting summer travelers. Reduction ...

Other
May 18, 2022

AARP Launches Online Resource Center to Help Protect Veterans Against Rising Fraud

Free Resources Identify Top Scams Facing NC’s Military Community and Ways to Fight Back North Carolina military veterans and active-duty service members are at risk of being targeted by scamm ...

Other
Apr 28, 2022

Help State and City Planners Know What You Think Will Make Our Communities Better for Adults As They Age: Take the "Age My Way NC" Survey

May is Older Americans Month and it is a great time to recognize the needs of this growing population. A collaborative effort between the State of North Carolina and AARP will help Coastal N ...

Insightful Discussions
Mar 30, 2022

Scams Are Soaring – Keep Up Your Guard

The numbers are in. The Federal Trade Commission released its annual compendium of fraud reports from last year, and the news is shocking. Over the past three years, reported losses to consumer fraud ...

Financial
Mar 17, 2022

Restoring the American Dream: A Simple Savings Plan Can Go a Long Way to Help Retirement Savings

North Carolina is facing a retirement savings crisis that will leave far too many residents barely able to afford their basic needs in their later years. Today, roughly half of private-sector worke ...

Insightful Discussions
Feb 23, 2022

Work & Save: Empowering Women to Take Control of the Future

This week kicks off the celebration of Women’s History Month. It is indeed a special time of year dedicated to teaching and celebrating how women have shaped our country. There are so many fa ...

Insightful Discussions
Dec 15, 2021

Important Family Conversations During the Holidays

When we gather with families over the holidays, it is a good time to broach some important topics when it comes to our health and financial security. Starting with health, an important question to ask ...

Financial
Dec 1, 2021

When Holiday Shopping with Credit Cards - Pick the Right Plastic

If you heed only one tip this holiday shopping season, make it this one: pick the right plastic. A recent AARP survey found that nearly 70% of people shopping online this holiday season plan to pay wi ...

Insightful Discussions
Nov 22, 2021

Don’t Let Scammers Add a Bah Humbug to Your Holidays

From supply chain shortages to investment scams, the holidays present criminals with a lot of ways to try to steal your hard-earned money and savings. That is why state and national fraud fighters inc ...

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