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AARP Hawai`i Holding Fraud Watch Friday Events in May

Go inside the mind of a criminal and learn to recognize the tactics financial criminals use to steal from kupuna as AARP Hawai`i kicks off a month of Fraud Watch Friday webinars and events in May.

The Fraud Watch Friday events will help kupuna and those who care for them learn how to fight back against fraud. The series kicks off on Friday, May 6 with Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Scott Spallina, who will share real-life examples of financial crimes against kupuna and explain how fraudsters build trust with their victims. Other webinars will look at the top frauds reported in Hawai`i and how to protect your personal information online. AARP Hawai`i is also offering a showing of the movie “Identity Thief” with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.

The webinars and events are free and you do not have to be an AARP member to attend. Go to or the AARP Hawai`i Facebook page and click on Upcoming Events to register for the Fraud Watch Friday events each Friday in May.

The AARP Hawai`i Fraud Watch Friday events are as follows:

May 6 2 p.m.:        Think Like a Criminal Webinar/Facebook Live
May 13 2 p.m.:      Hawai`i’s Top Crimes Against Kupuna Webinar/Facebook Live
May 20 6:30 p.m.: “Identity Theft” Movies for Grownups Showing May 27 10 a.m.:    Protecting Your Personal Information Online Technology Class

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