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Date(s) - 04/10/2018
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Legal Basics: Protecting Older Adults Against Fraudulent Schemes and Scams
With savings and assets accumulated over a lifetime, older adults are attractive targets for individuals promoting fraudulent schemes and scams. Scammers use deception, misrepresentation and threats to convince older adults to send money or provide personal financial information. Most frauds and scams go unreported.
This webcast will provide an overview of the frauds and scams aimed at older adults, discuss legal protections, and provide resources to aid older adults defrauded by the individuals and business that promote these scams. The webcast will also focus on efforts by the Federal Trade Commission to prevent older adults from falling victim to these scams.
Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.
- Odette Willamson, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center
- Lisa Weintraub Schafferei, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, Federal Trade Commission
NOTE: This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.
The webcast will take place on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET.