What’s the best way to learn how a scam works and how you can protect yourself? Go to the source.
AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale, known for his bestselling book-turned-blockbuster movie, Catch Me If You Can, has worked on fraud prevention for more than four decades with law enforcement, financial institutions and corporations. Now he is co-hosting AARP’s new podcast series, “The Perfect ScamSM.”
Will Johnson, former Discovery Channel podcast host and producer, joins Frank, a former confidence man. The two introduce listeners to compelling personal stories from scam victims and their families. Will and Frank also interview experts and professional con artists to pull back the curtain on how scammers operate. Listeners will get tips on how best to protect themselves from the scammers.
The weekly podcast series launched April 6 with new episodes every Friday covering the grandparent scam, the jury duty scam, the romance scam, and more. Visit www.aarp.org/theperfectscam to listen online or to find out how to subscribe to the series.
UPCOMING AARP OK FRAUD WATCH NETWORK EVENTS
- The AARP Fraud Watch Network invites you to FREE Senior Fraud Conferences hosted by the Oklahoma Insurance Department across the state through May 1, 2018. The conferences are from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. A complimentary breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Sign up today to learn how to protect yourself, friends and families from frauds and scams.
- The AARP Fraud Watch Network is hosting Operation Stop Scams shredding events in Clinton, Oklahoma City, Shawnee, and Tulsa. Oklahomans are invited to bring their documents (two box maximum please) to the following locations and may pre-register at 1-877-926-8300 or online (links below). Individuals who pre-register will be entered to win a micro-cut shredder.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 CLINTON – Hosted by AARP OK
10 AM – 1PM
Clinton Senior Citizen’s Building 323 South 8 th Street, Clinton, OK 73601
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 SHAWNEE – Hosted by AARP OK
10 AM- 1 PM
The Community Market of Pottawatomie County 120 S Center St, Shawnee, OK 74801 *volunteers will also be accepting food bank donations *
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 TULSA – Hosted by AARP OK and News on 6
9 AM – NOON
News on 6 KOTV – 303 N Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – Hosted by AARP OK and News9
9 AM – NOON
News9 – 7401 N. Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – Hosted by AARP OK and OK Attorney General’s Office
Tuesday, April 24, 2017 9 AM – 2 PM
Oklahoma Office of Attorney General- 313 NE 21st St, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
If you think you’ve been the victim of fraud, contact the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office by visiting www.ok.gov/oag or calling 1-405-521-3921 or 1-918-581-2885.
When it comes to fraud, vigilance is our number one weapon. You have the power to protect yourselves and your loved ones from scams. Please share this with friends and family!