Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter presented the 2019 Silver Shield award to AARP Oklahoma volunteer and Fraud Fighter Ethel Broiles. The Silver Shield is in recognition of a civilian team or individual who has demonstrated exemplary service to his or her community by protecting Oklahoma senior citizens from consumer fraud.
After over 40 years of service with Southwestern Bell and the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections, Broiles retired in 2009. Retirement certainly did not slow her down as she and her husband, James, have since made it their mission to voluntarily serve others in the community – especially seniors.
AARP Oklahoma state director Sean Voskuhl describes Broiles as a passionate AARP Fraud Fighter who educates hundreds of Oklahomans through community workshops on avoiding fraud and currently serves as the AARP chapter president for Northeast Oklahoma City.
Attorney General Hunter applaudes Broiles' commitment, "Each year, Ethel conducts an average of 12 workshops that empower nearly 1,000 Oklahoma citizens to reject scams and protect themselves."
Learn about the AARP Fraud Watch Network and stay one step ahead of scammers and sign up for FREE Watchdog Alerts. You may also request an AARP Oklahoma Fraud Fighter to speak at your community event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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