Report scams and unlicensed solicitors by contacting Fairfax County Police Non-Emergency: 703-691-2131, TTY 711.
6th Annual Scam Jam - Saturday, April 29
To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County’s Silver Shield Task Force are teaming up for our 6th Annual Scam Jam hosted on the campus of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason). Attend on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to learn the red flags to proactively spot scams and protect yourself and your family. Hear from former San Diego Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood, a romance fraud survivor, Fairfax County Police, Fairfax County Adult Protective Services, the FBI, and the U.S. Postal Inspector. Don't miss this FREE event!
Martin Bailey, who represents AARP Virginia and the Senior Medicare Patrol on Fairfax County’s Silver Shield Task Force, discusses the latest scam topics. Tune in to the latest Scam Slam audio series' topics.
Tune into AARP’s Friday FraudCast for an insightful interview. Detective Jonathan Loesch, a member of the Fairfax County Silver Shield Task Force, discusses the Felony Lane Gang (FLG) – what it is and how to protect yourself and your valuables. Check out this episode.
Federal Trade Commission
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4. Fake check scams
The Federal Trade Commission share more information about scams.
Avoid Scams Against Elders and Dementia with Melissa Smarr
Melissa Smarr is the facilitator of the Silver Shield Anti-Scam Campaign, which focuses on educating older adults about how they can protect themselves from scammers. In this podcast with the Alzheimer's Caregiver Alliance, she shares information on how to avoid scams against older adults and people with dementia. Check out this episode.