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AARP Webinar: Spot a Scam, Stop a Scam


Time:6:30 PM CDT

Duration:60 minutes


Scammers are doing what they always do – using headlines as opportunities to steal money or sensitive personal information. The Coronavirus and the economic stimulus payments have created a perfect storm for scammers and they are coming out of the woodwork.

AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is dedicated to spreading the word about scams and fraud because if you can spot a scam you can stop a scam.

Join AARP on Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 pm CT for a free webinar with two of the leading AARP fraud fighters. Kathy Stokes is Director of Fraud Prevention Programs and leads AARP’s efforts to inform consumers on how to spot and avoid scams. Amy Nofziger is Director of Victim Support and leads AARP’s victim support helpline that supports tens of thousands of fraud victims each year.

Join us for this free webinar to learn more about the AARP Fraud Watch Network and hear from experts about how to protect yourself from scams and fraud and the steps you should take if you think you or someone you love has been targeted.

The AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline assists tens of thousands of fraud victims each year and AARP has reached out to consumers in many other ways, such as with a fully updated fraud resource and information center on the AARP website. It has also established critical links to federal and state law enforcement organizations, to make sure it is giving people the most up-to-date information.


Kathy Stokes

Director, Fraud Prevention Programs


Kathy Stokes has worked in and around the financial security arena for most of her career. As Director of Fraud Prevention Programs with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, she leads AARP’s efforts in helping members and other consumers protect themselves and their families from scams and fraud. In addition, Kathy serves as a subject matter expert on Social Security for AARP’s consumer outreach activities. Prior to joining AARP in 2016, Kathy worked with the Brookings Institution’s Retirement Security Project, the Employee Benefit Research Institute, the American Savings Education Council and Ernst & Young’s national tax group. She also ran her own communications consulting practice for a decade with clients in the financial education and retirement space. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in American Government from the Johns Hopkins University.

Amy Nofziger



Amy is the Director of the Fraud Watch Network Helpline, a nationwide toll-free Helpline for anyone with concerns about fraud. Additionally Amy works with business outreach, marketing and promotions, volunteers and staff management, technological coordination, grant management, and strategic partnerships. She acts as AARP’s Fraud Watch Network spokesperson for media inquiries and subject matter expert opportunities. Amy has worked with The New York Times, Dr. Phil, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Consumer Reports, Yahoo News, and many other publications on helping to shed light on fraud and exploitation of older adults. Amy has a degree in criminology/sociology from Ohio University and a certificate in gerontology from the University of Denver. She graduated from Regis University with a Master of Arts degree with specialization in leadership.

Jay Haapala

Associate State Director - Community Engagement

AARP Minnesota

Jay Haapala is associate state director – community engagement with AARP Minnesota where he leads a variety of programs with volunteers across the state to support older adults and improve communities.

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