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FraudWatch Network Presentation Examines COVID-Related Fraud


After touching on impacts to physical and mental well-being, the next in the Wellness Wednesdays Webinar series will touch on financial health. At 3 p.m. March 3, Seth Boffeli, of AARP’s FraudWatch network will offer viewers an overview of COVID-19 scams from around the nation and ways to avoid them.

The webinar can be seen on AARP Wyoming’s Facebook page at:

Boffeli is an advisor in fraud prevention with AARP’s FraudWatch Network, where he assists AARP state offices and local offices to further their efforts to prevent fraud and scams. The AARP Fraud Watch Network empowers consumers to spot and avoid scams so they and their loved ones do not fall victim.  Sign up for free “watchdog alerts,” review our scam-tracking map or call The FraudWatch Network’s toll-free fraud helpline at 877-908-3360 if you or a loved one suspect you’ve been a victim.

According to The AARP FraudWatch Network, COVID-19 and the economic downturn have been the perfect storm for scammers. According to the Federal Trade Commission, reported losses from consumers rose by $1.5 billion in 2020. The uncertainty surrounding testing, stimulus, unemployment and vaccines has created many lanes for criminals to take advantage of people. Join AARP Wyoming for a look at some of the latest scams, how to spot them and how to stop them.

Wellness Wednesdays Webinars are made possible through a collaboration with AARP Wyoming, The Wyoming Department of Health Injury and Violence Prevention Program, Wyoming Council on Aging, Wyoming Department of Health Aging Division, and Mountain Pacific Quality Health. The webinars are a monthly series devoted to maintaining a healthy lifestyle during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars are free to the public and there is no requirement to be an AARP member to take part.

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