Free Events to Scam Proof Your Life"

Posted on 11/04/19 by Angela Cortez

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Join consumer protection specialists from the AARP ElderWatch, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and state/local agencies at this free Scam Proof Your Life event in your area. Learn how to stay a step ahead of the criminals by spotting and avoiding the latest tactics used by imposter scammers.

Fort Collins
Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
8 a.m. Doors Open
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Program
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch
The Lincoln Center
417 W. Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
The event is free, but registration is required.
Register at https://aarp.cvent.com/scamprooffoco
or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

Colorado Springs
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
8 a.m. Doors Open
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Program
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch
Colorado Springs City Auditorium
221 E. Kiowa St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
The event is free, but registration is required.
Register at https://aarp.cvent.com/scamproofCOSprings
or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

Lakewood
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
8 a.m. Doors Open
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Program
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
**Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser to attend**
The event is free, but registration is required.
Register at https://aarp.cvent.com/scamprooflakewood
or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

Grand Junction
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
8 a.m. Doors Open
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Program
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch
Two Rivers Convention Center
159 Main St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
The event is free, but registration is required.
Register at https://aarp.cvent.com/scamproofGJ
or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

Who’s Really On The Line?
The barrage of automated telephone solicitations or “robo calls” we get on our home and mobile phones seems to be never-ending. In fact, robo calls coming into the United States have more than doubled in recent years to nearly 50 billion calls a year.

To make matters worse, experts estimate that up to half of these calls may be attempts to defraud consumers – and Colorado has been hit hard by this massive increase in unwanted scam calls.

Whether it’s on the phone or online, new technologies and spoofing has made it easier than ever for scammers to pretend to be someone they’re not. Whether they are claiming to be from the IRS, your credit card company, bank or credit union, their goal is simple – to fool you into handing over your hard earned money. However, you can do something.

The events are free, but space is limited and preregistration is required. Click on the links above to register.

Learn how to spot and avoid the latest scammer tactics like “neighbor spoofing,” “spear phishing” and “SMiShing,” and find out how you can Scam Proof your Life.

This story is provided by AARP Colorado. Visit the AARP Colorado page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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