The COVID-19 pandemic and response have presented a dangerous mix of conditions that make all of us more vulnerable to fraud, and financial scammers have mobilized. Fear, uncertainty, and isolation are widespread.
Jay Haapala leads the AARP's Fraud Watch Network here in Minnesota and will share the latest information so we can protect ourselves and share with loved ones and community members. He will cover:
- New coronavirus scams
- How old scams have new power in uncertain times
- Focus on consumer protections that eliminate liability for financial losses
- The importance of sharing trustworthy information, especially now during a crisis
The presentation is based on analysis of undercover FBI recordings of con-artists in action, consumer protection laws, and reports from crime victims. Our discussion can include a variety of topics depending on the SHIFTers' interest: scams, identity theft, credit card fraud, cyber security and online safety, investment fraud, consumer protections, abuse within families, and more.
Information is the best tool to help us all protect our own savings...
and those who may be more vulnerable like children and some elders.
Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Price: $15 Members, $25 Non-Members