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Here's Help to Avoid Getting Scammed


Whether the perpetrator uses sugarcoated words or an intimidating shakedown, fraud is an unfortunate reality, and older people are frequently the targets.

AARP Arizona’s Fraud Watch Network wants to prepare AARP members to be ready for a scam when it comes knocking.

The network is hosting a luncheon seminar on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N. 25th Ave., featuring three fraud-prevention experts. They will cover how scam artists work and dissect various types of schemes, from financial investments to identity theft.

Susan Arthur, from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation in Washington, D.C., will address identity theft and investment fraud. Terri Alexon, investor education coordinator at the Arizona Corporation Commission’s Securities Division, will address the risks of financial investing.

Finally, David Parra, AARP Arizona associate director of community outreach, will cover common tactics used by con artists.

Event sign-in begins at 11 a.m. with the lunch program beginning at 11:30 a.m. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call 877-926-8300 toll-free.
—Jonathan Higuera

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