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Operation Protect Veterans: Ever Vigilant Against the Latest Scams

Start Date:3/9/2021

Start Time:7:00 PM EST

Duration:45 minutes

Abstract:

When you’re a Military Veteran, you’re twice as likely to be a target for scams. Con artists use fake Veterans charities, service benefit buy-out schemes, bogus jobs scams, and now the pandemic to steal your money and even your identity. Every day, scammers invent new ways to defraud Veterans – simply because you wore America's uniform. Veterans and Military Families must remain vigilant in the new year to protect themselves against the latest threats.

Join AARP and the Honor Flight Network for this important webcast, the first in a series of collaborations between our two organizations. You'll hear from fraud fighting experts about the top scams targeting Veterans and Military Families in 2021, get your questions answered live, and learn more about stopping scammers in their tracks. Register now to watch the webcast live or on-demand at your convenience. 

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Speakers

Liz Buser

Advisor, Fraud Prevention Programs

AARP

Liz Buser is an Advisor on AARP’s Fraud Prevention Programs team. She previously focused on fraud awareness and other consumer issues as a member of AARP’s Program Design and Financial Resilience teams. Prior to joining AARP in 2011, Liz spent 7 years at the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and American Savings Education Council (ASEC), where she worked on retirement and savings education programs. Liz has her BA from American University and her MSc from University College London.

David A. Smith

National Board of Directors

Honor Flight Network

David A. Smith serves on the National Board of Directors for the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit that honors more than 25,000 veterans annually by flying them to Washington D. C. to visit and reflect at the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice. Priority is given to our nation’s most senior veterans and those who are critically ill (with less than one year left to live). Dave is also the Founder of Honor Flight San Diego which has the same mission of honoring Southern California veterans. Dave would like to say thank you to all our veterans and extend a special thanks to our most senior veterans for their dedication and commitment to protecting the freedoms enjoyed by so many here in the greatest nation on earth, the United States of America.

Troy J. Broussard

Associate State Director-Advocacy & Outreach

AARP

Troy is a Proud Desert Storm Army Veteran. In his current role as Associate State Director of Advocacy & Outreach, he works with staff, volunteers, members and other AARP divisions to achieve AARP’s social impact and member value goals for our nearly 500,000 members and the 600,000+ family caregivers in Louisiana. Troy develops and provides strategic leadership for AARP advocacy activities, including the implementation of national AARP advocacy efforts and campaigns at the local and state level. He works to build greater grassroots and key contacts capacity as well as relationships with Congressional, Legislative and Local elected officials in an effort to advance AARP priorities issues. He develops a presence in communities through strengthening visibility, media presence, volunteer capacity, building community partnerships, delivering programs and activities and outreach to AARP members. He also focused on developing AARP’s Veterans work and outreach throughout the state to enhance our member experience. In addition, he is a Versatile Leader with over 18 years of Telecommunications experience in the industry working in Customer Care, Sales, Legislative Government and External Affairs, Business Operations, Finance with P & L responsibility, Marketing and High Speed Internet Technical Support. Troy graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Political Science from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Troy was born and raised in Arnaudville, Louisiana and currently lives in the Greater Baton Rouge area for the past 4 years. Troy and his wife, Erika, have been married 23 years and are the proud parents of Blythe (20) and Brennan (14).
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