BBB and AARP to Present Moorhead Scam Jam June 26


Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota and AARP Minnesota are teaming up again with other area organizations to offer a summer Scam Jam from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 26, in Moorhead.

This is a free, fraud prevention event aimed at educating seniors and caregivers about recent scams impacting the marketplace. The Scam Jam is open to the public and includes a light breakfast, resource fair, and advice and information from fraud experts.

Presenters at the Moorhead Scam Jam include: AARP Minnesota, BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota, Federal Communications Commission, Minnesota Department of Human Services and Minnesota Elder Justice Center.

Scam jammers will have an opportunity to speak to representatives from local organizations at the resource fair beginning at 8 a.m. The program starts at 9 a.m. and concludes at noon.

Nationwide, con artists steal billions of dollars from seniors every year. Just recently, an abundance of medical device scams have popped up on BBB’s radar. These tactics involve scammers calling seniors to say they qualify for a back brace or other medical device paid for by Medicare. Sometimes medical equipment even shows up at people’s homes, and Medicare is billed without the patient’s knowledge.

These tricky scams come in all shapes and sizes, and our mission at BBB is to keep consumers on their toes to protect their money and identities. Learn about similar scams and ask questions of fraud experts at the Moorhead Scam Jam on June 26.

Article provided by The Better Business Bureau.