Public Affairs

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Tony Castrilli,
Director of Public Affairs

3rd Annual Scam Jam Teaches Residents to Fight Fraud

3rd Annual Scam Jam Anti Fraud Event at Government Center on April 18Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every two seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity!

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 CenterThe 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). 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 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.

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