Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Consumer Protection Week

This week is Consumer Protection Week, and to help celebrate the Arisona Attorney General's office is holding a Scam Jam

March 3rd from 9:30am to 1pm

Peoria Senior Center
8335 West Jefferson, Peoria AZ

Press Release
http://www.azag.gov/press_releases/feb/2010/Media%20Advisory%20-%20Scam%20Jam%202010.html

Event flyer
https://www.azdes.gov/cms400min/uploadedFiles/DAAS/scam_jam_2009_flyer.pdf

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scam Fighting - 2010

As 2009 comes to a close and we enter into 2010 I wanted to share the New Year’s Resolution that we have at Scam Victims United . . . to bring scam education and awareness to people across the country.

One of the ways that we plan to do this is with events called Scam Jam. These events are the brainchild of Chuck Whitlock an investigative reporter, author and speaker. If you have ever been to a Home and Garden Show or Wedding Expo, imagine that same experience and setting focusing on scams and fraud. There are presentations, workshops and speakers on various topics such as

ID Theft
Internet Scams
Investment Fraud
Health Care Scams
Bank Fraud
Elder Fraud
Charity Scams
Mortgage Fraud
Phishing Scams
Credit Card and Check Schemes
Contractor Fraud
Food/Supplement Fraud
Mail Fraud

Presenters include local media personalities sharing their best investigative reporting stories that expose scams, law enforcement groups, lawyers and legal experts, and even former scam victims sharing their story of victimization to recovery. Beyond the workshops and presentations, people attending a Scam Jam can interact with Consumer Protection groups in the Exhibitors Room. These professionals can assist them with their scam and fraud related questions, and offer then resources to assist them recovery efforts. You may even be able to purchase one of Chuck Whitlock’s investigative books that exposes scams or books written by other presenters.

Scam Jam is a one stop shop for education and resources on scams, fraud and consumer protection.

We are currently scheduling dates for Scam Jam events for 2010. If your school, business or company would like to host a Scam Jam at your facility, or if you are a professional in the area of scam fighting and consumer protection that would like to be a part of a Scam Jam in your area, please contact us.


Shawn Mosch
Co-Founder of ScamVictimsUnited.com
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Friday, November 27, 2009

What is a Scam Jam?

What is a Scam Jam?

It is an event that brings together law enforcement, government agencies, local news media and non-profit organizations for a common goal . . . educating the public about scams and fraud. The day consists of presentations and workshops that will give the public the tools that they need to better protect themselves from scams and fraud.

All workshops and exhibits are open to the public for free, with no registration.

http://www.chuckwhitlock.com/scamjam.html

Past events

Information about past events can be found at

http://alaskaoregonwesternwashington.bbb.org/scamjam/

http://finlit.blogspot.com/2009/11/western-washington-scam-jam-event.html

Sunday, November 1, 2009