Small businesses are increasingly becoming targets of scammers. One of the best ways to keep your business and customer base safe is to stay informed about the different techniques used by people who try to take advantage of small companies. This is especially important for New England small businesses, since many of the states in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine, are among states where the most small businesses are created (per capita).
AARP Fraud Watch Network, People’s United Bank, N.A. & the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) are joining forces this month to offer free events across the state to help Connecticut residents fight fraud as part of the second annual “Operation: Stop Scams” initiative. Join the AARP Connecticut volunteer team and representatives from People’s United Bank and USPIS at one of the two-hour sessions packed with information! Our team of experts are ready to help you FIGHT FRAUD!
You are invited to an open house and fraud prevention demonstration at a People’s United Bank West Hartford and Norwalk branch on Tuesday, March 21, and Friday, March 24, respectively. Both events will start at 11 a.m.
You are invited to watch the live stream of an AARP Connecticut tele-town hall to inform and educate consumers on protecting themselves from consumer fraud on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. Consumer fraud and crime prevention experts will provide tips on securing personal financial documents, ID Theft Protection and preventing you or your loved ones from financial exploitation. Guests for the call are Moderator Nora Duncan, State Director AARP Connecticut; Det. Mark Solomon of the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force, U.S. Secret Service; and Mike Lentini from the Connecticut Department of Banking.
From conversations on creating a secure financial future, to learning how to protect yourself against fraud, to discovering your “what’s next,” to gaining skills for a job search, and more, AARP Connecticut hosts numerous events across a wide variety of topics in communities throughout the state every month. The events are open to the public, and while some require registration, others do not. For questions, contact AARP Connecticut Community Outreach Director Erica Michalowski at 860-548-3163 or email@example.com.
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