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Protect Yourself From Cyber Scams at Free AARP Hawai'i Seminars

Posted on 04/26/19 by Craig Gima

Get information to fight back against fraudsters at a free AARP Fraud Watch Network “Protect Yourself from Cyber Scams” seminar in May on Oahu, Maui, Hawai‘i island and Kauai.

Will Bales, the supervising special agent for the FBI Honolulu Cyber Division, will give tips on how to avoid cyber scams and the role of the FBI in protecting the Americans. AARP Hawai‘i speakers will profile common online scams such as the romance scam, cyber blackmail, and scams targeting veterans,

“Don’t let scammers take your hard earned monies. The more you know about common scams and how to protect yourself, the harder it will be for scammers to steal your  money,” said Barbara Kim Stanton, AARP Hawai‘i State Director.

The May seminars are free and you don’t have to be an AARP member to attend. Call 1-877-926-8300 or register online at the links below:

Lihue: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Kauai Community College from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/cyber5-16.

Honolulu: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Ala Moana Hotel Garden Lanai from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. Register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/cyber5-18 .

Hilo: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at The Arc of Hilo from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/cyber5-21

Kona: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Humpy’s Big Island Ale House from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. https://aarp.cvent.com/kona5-21

Wailuku: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the J. Walter Cameron Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/cyber5-23.

“We are also encouraging people to sign up with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, where you can get tips and other information to stop fraud before it happens to you or your family,” Stanton said.

Call the Fraud Watch Network at 1-877-908-3360 if you or a loved one suspect a scam. You can also sign up for free Watchdog Alerts and see what scams are happening in your area by going online to http://aarp.org/FraudWatchNetwork.

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