Fraud, Scams, & Misinformation Awareness

Fraud, Scams, & Misinformation Awareness

Class Description

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.

Location

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

12:15pm-12:45pm

Online Scams & Identity Theft

Wednesday, February 23

12:15pm-12:45pm

Imposter Scams: Grandparent, IRS, & Other Government Agency Imposters

Wednesday, March 2
12:15pm-12:45pm

Local Scams

Wednesday, March 9
12:15pm-12:45pm

Internet Smarts Part 1

Wednesday, March 16

12:15pm-12:45pm

Internet Smarts Part 2

Wednesday, March 23

12:15pm-12:45pm

Cost

FREE | Please RSVP

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Please RSVP using the online form or contact Lifelong Learning at (989) 386-6651.

Instructors

Lisa Schifferle

  • Senior Policy Analyst, Office for Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Officer Autumn Balcom

  • Public Information Officer, Mt Pleasant Police Department

Deborah Simmons

  • Administrative Team, League of Women Voters Mt Pleasant Area

Questions?

We'd love to answer them!

lifelonglearning@midmich.edu

(989) 386-6651

 
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