To strike back against scammers, AARP and the Fairfax Silver Shield Task Force are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials to present at a free informational Scam Jam and Shredfest on Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. The keynote speaker is Susan Hogan, the consumer reporter for NBC News4. Presenters and exhibitors will discuss scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus investment deals, lottery scams, email fraud, a grandparent ruse and the latest identity theft shams.
A shred truck will be on-site from 7 to 11 a.m. (or until the truck is full) to shred documents on-site free of charge (no plastics or electronics). A drug take-back box will also be on hand for safe medicine disposal. Presentations begin at 9 a.m. Light refreshments and lunch will be served.
Registration is required at aarp.cvent.com/FairfaxScamJam2020 or call 1-877-926-8300.
The program will be recorded and replayed on Channel 16's video stream, Cox Cable HD Channel 1016 and Verizon/Comcast Channel 16 on April 23 and April 30 at 12:30 p.m. It will also be available as video-on-demand.
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable ADA accommodations will be provided upon request. For information, call Melissa Smarr, 703-324-1929, TTY 711.