Every day hundreds of local residents lose hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen in this country! To strike back against scammers, AARP Vermont and AARP New Hampshire are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials from both states to present at an informational Scam Jam event in Fairlee, VT at the Lake Morey Resort. Slated for September 19, the program features the VT and NH Attorneys General to kick off the agenda as well as officials from the consumer protection front lines who combat the growing problem day in and day out.

Presenters will describe the latest scams and offer tips that consumers can use to protect themselves and their families. Attendees will see video interviews with real con artists and will come to better understand the mentality and the tactics used by these criminals. The audience will be able to ask questions and get valuable information to protect themselves and their families from fraud.

“The best defense against scammers is to be informed,” said Dave Reville, from AARP Vermont. “Unfortunately, these crooks get more creative and devious every day and consumers have to stay vigilant so they don’t become the next victim.”

The free event will be at the Lake Morey Resort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided, and reservations are required. To register, go to https://aarp.cvent.com/FightFraud2017 or call 877-926-8300 toll-free. You can also sign up for watchdog alerts at fraudwatchnetwork.org.

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