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Tip-Offs to Rip-Offs in Spokane

Start Date:10/27/2021

Start Time:10:00 AM PDT

Duration:90 minutes

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Join AARP Washington for “Tip-Offs to Rip-Offs,” a free online event to help Spokane area consumers stay a step ahead of the scam artists. In partnership with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Nomorobo and BECU, we’re working to provide early warning tools and resources on spotting and stopping the most current scams. 

Participants will hear from Attorney General Bob Ferguson about the latest scams targeting local residents. The event will also include a deep-dive presentation on robocalls and imposter scams, which are fast becoming some of most effective and dangerous tactics in con-artists’ playbooks.

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Speakers

Bob Ferguson

Attorney General

State of Washington

Bob Ferguson is Washington State’s 18th Attorney General. As the state’s chief legal officer, Bob is committed to protecting the people of Washington against powerful interests that don’t play by the rules. He is a fourth-generation Washingtonian. Bob and his wife, Colleen, are the proud parents of 13-year-old twins, Jack and Katie.

Aaron Foss

CEO

Nomorobo

Aaron Foss is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with five companies under his belt. In 2011, he was a part of Techstars (NYC) with SideTour, a marketplace for unique experiences, which was acquired by Groupon in 2013. His current company, Nomorobo, has stopped over 2 billion unwanted robocalls from reaching consumers since launching in 2013. Nomorobo was chosen as the winner of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Robocall Challenge and named Best New Product by CableLabs. Aaron has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, CNN, CNBC, and Fox News and has testified as an expert witness in front of both the US Senate and the House of Representatives.

doug shadel

State Director

AARP Washington

Doug Shadel is the State Director for AARP Washington and serves as the lead fraud researcher for AARP's Fraud Watch Network. He is a former fraud investigator who has co-authored numerous studies and books that profile victims and the tactics used by scammers including Outsmarting the Scam Artists, Weapons of Fraud and Schemes and Scams. Shadel has served as an expert witness in federal criminal fraud trials and on the advisory council for Stanford University’s Financial Fraud Research Center. He has also testified before Congress about the rise of fraud in the US and he writes a regular column for AARP the Magazine.
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