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Live Q & A Event: AARP Montana Holds Tele-Townhall on Fraud Prevention

Tele-Townhall Social Security 9-26-23

AARP Montana hosts a live, interactive tele-townhall from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, November 16, to discuss Fraud Prevention

AARP Montana invites you to join us for a Tele-Townhall on Thursday, November 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn more about fraud prevention. This event will feature consumer protection experts from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Additionally, the call will be hosted by AARP Montana State Director, Tim Summers. Nancy Andersen, AARP Montana Director of Outreach will serve as the call's moderator.

“We know from surveys that fraud is one of the top concerns of Montanans 50-plus,” said Tim Summers, AARP Montana State Director. “We also know that information is a consumer’s best defense against becoming a victim. AARP is here to serve as a resource on all sorts of scams and fraud. A big part of what we do is education and training on how to outsmart the con artists. I would urge anyone interested in protecting themselves to participate in this tele-townhall.”

Two-thirds of adults in the United States believe fraud has hit a crisis level, according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network report. The new report also highlights the methods criminals use to steal money, such as cryptocurrency, gift cards and peer-to-peer payment apps. The findings suggest the need for Americans to share what they know about scams with their friends and family.

“This is a live forum and participants are encouraged to join the call and hear directly from the subject matter experts. Folks can also pose their questions to our experts,” said Summers. “This important call is available for anyone regardless of whether they're an AARP member or not. Because this virtual townhall is interactive, we encourage people to come prepared with questions that they might have.”

On Thursday, November 16, shortly before 10:00 a.m., AARP Montana will begin calling out to members across the state for this live event. Those interested in participating only need to stay on the line to join.

There are additional ways to participate in the live event:

  • Dialing toll-free 855-962-1531 at the time of the call, which is 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
  • Streaming live at

Those unable to join the live event on November 16 can listen to the recorded call on AARP Montana’s Facebook page.

More Resources:

  • Important Montana Consumer Protection Contact Information >>
    AARP collaborates with several Montana State Agencies to combat fraud and financial exploitation.
    • Click here for a downloadable resource sheet of important Montana consumer protection phone numbers and web sites.
  • The AARP Fraud Watch Network
    The AARP Fraud Watch Network is a free resource for all. With AARP as your partner, you’ll learn how to proactively spot scams, get guidance from our fraud specialists if you’ve been targeted, and feel more secure knowing that we advocate at the federal, state, and local levels to protect consumers and enforce the law. Protecting consumers goes back to AARP’s founding. Learn more about our history.
  • The AARP BankSafe Initiative
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