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Outsmarting Con Artists: How to Avoid Falling Victim to Fraud and Scams

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On Wednesday, Aug. 26th, Great Falls College, MSU played host to a free workshop on how to outsmart con artists. 

More than 170 turned out to hear a panel of experts speak about spotting scams, avoiding fraud, and the importance of keeping your mind sharp. The event included speakers from the Montana State Auditors Office, Office of Consumer Protection in the Department of Justice, Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions, and American Association of Retired Persons. 

According to AARP state director Tim Summers, the purpose of the event was to educate the public and provide them with resources so they will not fall victim to a scam. 

"Scam artists have their tools and techniques. We believe that consumers need to fight back and they need to have their tools to be able to fight scam artists," says Summers.

Summers added that many scams are very well-planned and thought-out, and therefore all ages and types of people can become a victim. a-a-r-p has a free resource that will even alert folks to scams in your area... to learn how to sign up, visit us online at kfbb.com.

AARP has free information on the prevention of scams and fraud, and also offers free “Watchdog Alerts”. 

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