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Scammers are doing what they always do – using headlines as opportunities to steal money or sensitive personal information. They are coming out of the woodwork with all sorts of scams related to the global pandemic.

Join AARP and representatives from a dozen federal agencies, for a special edition webinar, SLAM THE SCAM: Coronavirus Edition. Our guests filmed their messages from their homes, to share information on how we can all stay safe from scams during this unsettling time. You’ll hear from the Federal Trade Commission, Medicare, the Department of Justice, and many more agencies.


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.

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