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Virtual Scam Jam

Fraud Watch Network - Fraud

Stay One Step Ahead of the Scammers

Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone's identity!

To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government's Silver Shield Task Force are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials to present at a free informational virtual Scam Jam.

The presenters will discuss scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus investment deals, lottery scams, email fraud, a grandparent ruse, and the latest identity theft shams.

Virtual Scam Jam

Friday, April 23, 2021

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Registration is required. Click here to RSVP

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks  
Suba Saty, Volunteer Community Ambassador, AARP Virginia
Jeffrey C. McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

9:10 – 9:20 a.m.             
AARP Fraud Watch Network
Trudy Marotta, Volunteer Community Ambassador, AARP Virginia 
Fairfax Silver Shield Task Force
Melissa Smarr, Fairfax County

9:20 – 9:50 a.m. Keynote Speaker Address: Out-smarting the Scammers
Susan Hogan, Consumer Investigative Reporter, NBC4

9:50 - 10:20 a.m. Protecting Yourself from Internet, Telephone, and Mail Fraud
Ray Campbell, U.S. Postal Inspector, United States Postal Inspection Service      

10:20– 10:30 a.m. Stretch Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
Panelists will discuss various frauds in their areas of expertise followed by Q&A.  
Trudy Marotta, Moderator
Jonathan Loesch, Detective, Fairfax County Police Department
Drew Johnson, Chief of Staff, Division of Consumer and Business Education, Federal Trade Commission
Shawn Smith, Director, Virginia Senior Medicare Patrol

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