Senior citizens are favorite targets of scammers. A Senior Scam Jam will be Wednesday, May 7, at the Wilson Theater to provide opportunities for seniors to learn to protect themselves from the latest trends in frauds and scams. Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, will welcome participants and provide an overview of the day’s events.
Keynote speaker Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will offer seniors a scam prevention strategy: The Art of Saying No. Idaho Department of Insurance director Bill Deal will present information and scams related to health care reform and insurance fraud.
Senior Scam Jam will run from 8 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. and includes continental breakfast, a free lunch and door prizes. This event is free, but seating is limited. Seniors are encouraged to register by calling toll-free 877-926-8300. Registration will close May 2.
The best defense against fraud is becoming and staying informed. Attendees will hear a panel of experts discuss identity theft. Other presentations include Investment Fraud, Medicare Fraud, and Credit Scores and Fraud. County law enforcement officials will also participate in a panel discussion.
The Senior Scam Jam is sponsored by the Idaho Department of Insurance, Idaho Department of Finance, the Idaho Commission on Aging’s Senior Medicare Patrol Program, AARP, Idaho Legal Aid, Idaho Bankers Association, Idaho Credit Union League, Better Business Bureau and University of Idaho Extension.