National Fraud Expert Coming to Vermont

Posted on 04/25/24 by Laura McDonough

On May 8, we will be hosting a fraud prevention event in South Burlington with special guest, Doug Shadel, a national fraud expert and author. RSVP is required

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Doug Shadel, PhD, is a former fraud investigator and special assistant attorney general with the Washington State Attorney General’s office. He served as the State Director for AARP Washington for almost 20 years. Shadel has produced numerous educational videos, and academic studies and has co-authored several books about fraud including Weapons of Fraud (2005), Outsmarting the Scam Artists (2012), and The AARP Fraud Fighter Handbook (2024). He also co-authored the AARP Fraud Frontier Report, one of the largest studies AARP has ever done on consumer fraud. Shadel is now Managing Director of Fraud Prevention Strategies, LLC, A Seattle-based consulting firm. He can be reached at

About the Event

Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen.

People over 50 are especially vulnerable and account for more than half of all fraud victims. Whether it’s bogus investment deals, the Grandparent Scam, email ploys, lottery scams, or the newest ID theft scheme—sophisticated con artists are busy at work coming up with new ways to get your hard-earned money. It’s important to keep up to date on the latest scams and schemes to help protect you and the people you care about.

Join us for an educational event featuring Doug Shadel, a national fraud expert and AARP Vermont to learn practical tips and information on the latest scams and how to protect yourself and your family.

RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be provided.

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

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