Avoid Fraud and Identity Theft by Attending a Virtual Scam Jam

Posted on 10/14/20

A mysterious scammer hacks into private information through a computer and smart phone.

Local experts from around Idaho will describe current scams taking place and how to stay protected.

AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host the first virtual fraud and identity theft lunch and learn series October 29, November 5, 12, and 19 via the Zoom platform. A virtual Scam Jam is a free, fun, educational and interactive forum where you can learn to avoid today’s scams and frauds while getting the tools you need to protect yourself and loved ones from con artists.

Scam Jams are important because criminals have several ways of stealing hard-earned money, including phishing scams, tech-support scams, gold coin scams, oil and gas scams, sweepstakes and lottery scams, grandparent scams and many more. Although their methods are different, research shows the tactics scammers use are the same.

The access to information that Scam Jams provide is invaluable in the fight against fraud at the local level and across Idaho. We are happy to have you and look forward to the lunch and learn series.

View the agenda HERE
Register for the Scam Jam HERE

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