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Stay Safe from Small Business Scams

Start Date:11/18/2019

Start Time:7:00 PM EST

Duration:30 minutes

Abstract:

Small businesses are increasingly becoming targets of scammers. One of the best ways to keep your business and customer base safe is to stay informed about the different techniques used by people who try to take advantage of small companies.This is especially important for New England small businesses, since many of the states in the Northeast, including Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine, are among states where the most small businesses are created (per capita).

Join AARP, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Connecticut Department of Banking for a free, 30-minute webinar, to learn how to protect your small business from the most common scams, including:
  • Bank or credit card company impostors;
  • Government agency impostors;
  • Marketing scams;
  • Fake invoices or supplier cons;
  • Investment/funding scams; and
  • Tech support scams.
You will also learn about free resources to help your small business stay safe and informed.

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Speakers

Jane Margesson

Lisa Schifferle

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle is an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Consumer & Business Education. At the FTC, she regularly leads trainings on identity theft, scams and cybersecurity. She has also litigated data security, privacy, and fraud cases. Before arriving at the FTC, Ms. Schifferle spent eight years at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, as a Staff Attorney and Supervising Attorney. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale College and her J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.

Todd Prout

Todd began his career with the Connecticut Department of Banking as a field examiner in 1994 and is currently a Banking Department Manager. In his current role, Todd manages a team of 16 examiners that conducts examinations of financial institutions supervised by the Department. During his time with the Department, Todd also worked extensively on information technology examinations and served as a state liaison to a national group tasked with developing information technology guidance for banks and credit unions.

Liz Mullin

Liz began her career with the Connecticut Department of Banking as a staff attorney in 2015. As a staff attorney for the Department, Liz represents the Securities & Business Investments Division in administrative hearings prosecuting enforcement matters. Liz also serves as Hearing Officer over enforcement matters brought by other divisions within the Department. In addition to her work within the Department, Liz serves on two project groups formed by the North American Securities Administrators Association tasked with providing education to investors and state registered investment advisers.
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