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Fraud Prevention Highlighted in Oregon

AARP Oregon teamed up with experts across the state to tackle fraud during the summer "Scam Jam." The virtual event was an interactive workshop that provided resources, tips and tools to attendees.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum encouraged those in attendance to share what they learned during the Scam Jam with at least five family members, neighbors or friends.

"That's how together we can fight frauds and scams," she said.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than $5.8 billion was lost to scams in reports received by the agency. Chuck Harwood, regional director for the Federal Trade Commission, provided tips to recognize imposters.

If you missed the presentation, you can view it here. Links to resources and websites discussed during the Scam Jam, can be found below.

Join AARP Oregon for the upcoming "Fraud Fighters Summit" on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. It is a free event featuring Paul Greenwood, former San Diego prosecutor and AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador. Register today.

Website information for Scam Jam speakers:

Oregon Office of the Attorney General
Oregon Consumer Hotline: 1-877-877-9392 or www.OregonConsumer.Gov

Oregon Division of Financial Regulation
Phone: 888-877-4894 (toll-free)
dfr.financialserviceshelp@dcbs.oregon.gov

Federal Trade Commission
www.ftc.gov
reportfraud.FTC.gov

AARP Fraud Watch Network:
AARP Fraud Helpline:
1-877-908-3360

Construction Contractor's Board: www.Oregon.Gov/CCB

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