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Join AARP New Jersey’s Free Summit on Fraud Prevention: Unmasking the Impostors

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AARP is committed to fighting back against fraud and giving you the tools and resources you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Join us on Wednesday, August 9 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Imperia in Somerset for AARP New Jersey’s Summit: Unmasking the Impostors featuring keynote speaker, Doug Shadel.

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Doug is the Managing Director of Fraud Prevention Strategies, LLC and a thought leader on fraud that targets older adults. He was previously an AARP State Director and a former fraud investigator and a special assistant attorney general in Washington state. Doug has co-authored three books on fraud, produced several documentaries, and co-led a three-year U.S. Department of Justice and AARP Foundation study that documented fraud prevention strategies.

During the Summit, Doug will take you behind the scenes and into the mind of a scammer by playing audio from real conversations between scammers and victims. This will give you a look into the tactics and language scammers use to deceive their victims, and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

He will discuss the “Scammer’s Playbook,” take a deep dive into tech support scams, and provide you with prevention tools. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

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In addition, the Summit will feature a panel, “Scams Available in All Shapes and Sizes” with fraud leaders from around the state. Panelists include: Greg Botti, Postal Inspector, Newark Field Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS); Glenn Gizzi, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, Internal Revenue Service (IRS); Special Agent Robert Glantz, Public Information Officer, Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and Karin Price Mueller, Star-Ledger Columnist and Founder of

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Registration is required and space is limited. The event is FREE and you do not need to be an AARP member to participate. Breakfast and lunch will be served.


8:30 am – 9:30 am: Registration and Breakfast

9:30 am – 9:45 am: Welcome
Stephanie Hunsinger, AARP NJ State Director

9:45 am – 10:30 am: Unmasking the Impostors
Doug Shadel, Keynote Speaker

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break

10:45 am – 12 pm: Panel - Scams Available in all Shapes and Sizes
Greg Botti, USPIS
Glenn Gizzi, IRS
Robert Glantz, IRS
Karin Price Mueller, Star-Ledger columnist
Moderated by Carmen Falcon, AARP NJ Volunteer

12 pm – 1 pm: Lunch

1 pm – 2 pm: An Insider Look at Computer Fraud
Doug Shadel, Keynote Speaker

2 pm – 2:15 pm: Q&A
Questions from the audience

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Closing
Christine Braccino, AARP NJ Volunteer

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