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Fraud Watch Seminar
April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFREE
“The Weapons of Fraud”
Americans are constantly being barraged by con-artists and scammers. In 2016, over 21 million Americans were victim to fraud; more than 19 billion dollars fell into the hands of con-artists. The presentation, by Elliott Greenblott, Vermont Fraud Watch Network Coordinator for the AARP, has been seen by hundreds of Vermonters over the past year. The program examines current fraud trends, the psychology of fraud, fraud prevention, and a review of resources available to all at no cost.
According to Greenblott, “Identity theft and consumer fraud of every type is on the increase. From the imposters claiming to be I.R.S. Agents to the computer tech support scams, to the bulk-mailed contests, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of attempts to defraud the public.” The presentation provides clear examples of scams and concrete protection steps for all ages. “We are seeing scams perpetrated across the age spectrum. Even newborn infants are being targeted for identity theft via stolen Social Security numbers,” stated Greenblott.