Fraud, Scams, & Misinformation Awareness
Anyone can lose money to a scammer. Elder financial exploitation crosses all social, educational, and economic boundaries. In this webinar series, you'll learn how to recognize scams and get tips on how to reduce your risk.
With so much information out there, not only on television but now also on the internet, it can be hard for anyone to sort out fact from fiction. In the final two sessions, you will learn advertising tricks of the trade designed to influence your behavior, and how advertising’s ugly sibling – propaganda – works to manipulate our thoughts. Additionally, you will learn how technology can be used to manipulate information, and simple tools you can use to make sure what you read, hear, and see is accurate.
The webinar series will be virtual via Zoom. Sessions may be viewed in person at the Isabella County Commission on Aging or Mid Michigan College's Mt. Pleasant Campus
Date & Time
Top Scams: Romance, Tech Support, & Lottery/Sweepstakes
Wednesday, February 16
Online Scams & Identity Theft
Wednesday, February 23
Imposter Scams: Grandparent, IRS, & Other Government Agency Imposters
Wednesday, March 212:15pm-12:45pm
Wednesday, March 912:15pm-12:45pm
Internet Smarts Part 1
Wednesday, March 16
Internet Smarts Part 2
Wednesday, March 23
FREE | Please RSVP
Reserve Your Spot Today!
Please RSVP using the online form or contact Lifelong Learning at (989) 386-6651.
- Senior Policy Analyst, Office for Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Officer Autumn Balcom
- Public Information Officer, Mt Pleasant Police Department
- Administrative Team, League of Women Voters Mt Pleasant Area