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Date: May 28, 2020

Time: 2:45pm - 4:00pm

Location: Online: Cisco Webex

Presented by Jay Haapala, Associate State Director – Community Engagement AARP Minnesota

The COVID-19 pandemic and response have presented a dangerous mix of conditions that make all of us more vulnerable to fraud and has caused financial scammers to mobilize. Fear, uncertainty and isolation are widespread and the influx of cash in the form of economic relief payments create a “perfect storm.” Along with many agencies and organizations, AARP is providing information and resources to help people navigate this crisis in safety, health, and financial security.

AARP’s Fraud Watch Network continues to be a trustworthy resource for current information about scams during this time. Jay Haapala leads the program here in Minnesota and will share the latest information so we can protect ourselves and share with loved ones and community members. In this seminar we will cover:

  • Learn about new scams during the time of COVID-19
  • Gain an understanding of how “old scams” have new power in uncertain times
  • Focus on consumer protections that eliminate liability for financial losses