This event is free. You do not need to RSVP to attend Rage Against Scams.
If you would like to book a private presentation for your employees, church, or social group, please call or email Kristin Gray 520-452-3069 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have a podcast of this event available on 5-18-2021. Check back here to listen in.
Fraud, scams, identity theft, and elder financial abuse are on the rise at an astronomical rate. Most incidents are never reported. It is estimated that 3 in 10 people have fallen victim to some type of scam and almost 100% of people encounter some type of scam on a monthly, if not weekly basis. Millennials are 93% more likely to fall victim to certain types of scams such as fake check scams and business start up scams. We are all targets.
American Southwest Credit Union created the Rage Against Scams program to fight back! We teach community members what scams are, what to look out for, and how to protect themselves and their loved ones both online and in their day to day lives. We also incorporate the signs of elder financial abuse and how to stop it. The presentation is 1 hour + question/answer session at the end for those who want to stay.
A free Scam Prevention Packet is given out at the end of the session containing an easy reference reporting guide with contact information to the various agencies to report scams to. The packet also contains a simplified check-list of things you can do to help protect yourself, and further reading materials from the FBI, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Trade Commission.