What are the con artists after? What are the top scams? How can I protect myself? Join Jay Hapaala of AARP Minnesota and become informed.

Trends in Fraud & Identity Theft: A Perfect Storm

by Jay Haapala of AARP


Three factors are causing an unprecedented “perfect storm” of vulnerability to fraud and identity theft for the average American: the ongoing pandemic with its uncertainty and isolation; rapid advances in consumer technology and how consumer protections are not keeping pace with those advances. Now is the time to shift your mindset about your vulnerability and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Join Jay Haapala who leads AARP Minnesota's Fraud Watch which serves to educate consumers about fraud, scams, and Identity theft.

DATE: Monday, November 1, 2021

TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

COST: Members $15 / Non-Members $25

WHERE: Online via ZOOM

Our Presenter Jay Haapala

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Jay Haapala is Associate State Director of Community Engagement with AARP Minnesota and leads their Fraud Watch Network program which serves to educate consumers about fraud, scams, and identity theft. He and AARP Fraud Fighter volunteers have met with hundreds of community groups, law enforcement officials, and fraud investigators, learning how people are being targeted right now. He has worked and served in the nonprofit sector for 20 years building volunteer programs, and now is doing the same to build a network of Fraud Fighters with AARP.

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