Who’s Really On The Line?

The barrage of automated telephone solicitations or “robo calls” we get on our home and mobile phones seems to be never-ending. In fact, robo calls coming into the U.S. have more than doubled in recent years to nearly 50 billion calls a year.

To make matters worse, experts estimate that up to half of these calls may be attempts to defraud consumers – and Washington State has been hit hard by this massive increase in unwanted scam calls.

Whether it’s on the phone or online, advances in technology and “spoofing” tools have made it easier than ever for scam artists to pretend to be someone they’re not. Whether they’re claiming to be from the IRS, your credit card company, bank or credit union, their goal is simple – to fool you into handing over your hard earned money.  But there is something you can do.

Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network, the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Microsoft, the Federal Trade Commission and BECU for a free “Spoof Proof Your Life” event in your area.  Learn how to stay a step ahead of the criminals by spotting and avoiding the latest tactics used by imposter scammers.

The events are free, but space is limited and preregistration is required.  Click on the links below to register.

Learn how to spot and avoid the latest scammer tactics like “neighbor spoofing,” “spear phishing,” and “SMiShing,” and find out how you can Spoof Proof your Life.

 

Seattle
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8:00am / Doors open, breakfast served
9:00am – 1:00pm / Program
The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108
Breakfast is included. Attendees will also enjoy free admission to the museum following the event.
**Featuring special guest, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
EVENT FULL – REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Tri-Cities
Thursday, May 30, 2019
9am – 1:00pm (doors open at 8:30am)
Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W. Grandridge Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336
Lunch is included
**Featuring special guest, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
REGISTER ONLINE or call 1-877-926-8300

 

Spokane
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
9am – 1:00pm (doors open at 8:30am)
CenterPlace Regional Event Center
2426 N Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Lunch is included
**Featuring special guest, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
REGISTER ONLINE or call 1-877-926-8300

 

Vancouver
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
9am – 1:00pm (doors open at 8:30am)
Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
Lunch is included
REGISTER ONLINE or call 1-877-926-8300