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2018 Veterans Fraud Prevention Conference in Boise

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AARP Idaho and the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center are hosting a FREE veterans fraud prevention conference in Boise on August 27, 2018. The half day event is designed to give veterans the tools they need to identify and prevent becoming the victim of fraud. A recent AARP study shows veterans are frequently targeted by scam artists and victimized twice as often as the rest of the public.

“Unfortunately, the men and women who bravely served our country have become a prime target of telephone and online thieves,” said AARP Chief Executive Officer  Jo Ann Jenkins.  “While veterans are bombarded by the same scam pitches we all receive, our research found that they’re also under special attack by a number of additional scams tailored just for them.”

According to the AARP  Fraud Watch Network’s recent survey 16 percent of U.S. veterans have lost money to fraudsters, as compared to 8 percent of non-veterans. Veterans also report that they are targeted by a large number of scams directly related to their military service or the veterans’ benefits they receive.  Eighty percent of the veterans surveyed said they have encountered veteran-specific scams.

Speakers from the Idaho Department of Finance, Office of the Idaho Attorney General, AARP Idaho and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will discuss local, regional and national scams and the tactics con-artists use to trap their victims.

The event is free and includes complimentary refreshments and a prize drawing. Registration is required. Register for the event ONLINE or call 1-877-926-8300.

WHAT: Veterans Fraud Prevention Conference

WHEN: August 27, 2018, 9:00am to Noon

WHERE: Boise VA Medical Center, 500 W Fort Street, Boise, Idaho 83702 in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), Building 29. To view the campus map click HERE

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