SCAM Alert: Protecting The Ones We Love

On November 8, 2017, our own Elaine Dodd shared a presentation on scams and fraud.  The focus was on educatielainedoddpresentationng the audience on common scam approaches and ways to protect ourselves and the ones we love.  At one point she asked, do you know why senior’s are targeted … because they often have money.  She demonstrated how fraudsters use minimal information to target people and play on their fears and emotions.  With over 20 alumni and guests in the audience, she provided great value and answered many questions.  Elaine is an active member of our community, a board member in our alumni chapter and serves as Executive Vice President – Fraud Division for the Oklahoma Banker’s Association.

Community Involvement:  Edmond Central Middle School Celebration Eventcentralmiddleschool2

Our alumni chapter participated in Central Celebration at Edmond’s Central Middle School.  This event was sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization as a fund raiser for school programs.  The alumni joined with members of the local FBI to increase awareness, provide information about child and online safety programs, as well as help educate the public on careers within the FBI.  Many thanks to our alumni participants and the support from our local FBI division and staff.

Tweets from OKC FBI & CAA

Congratulations and thank you @FBIOklahomaCity 2018 Honors Interns for all your hard work this summer! Want to join this elite group next summer? Start preparing now. Application period opens August 24 - all majors considered! https://t.co/x77Gluh41z

A group of Florida scammers who set up pharmacies to bilk the government and insurance companies ended up writing themselves a prescription for prison time:  https://t.co/Go0zdRs4eq

#FBI seeks info about an unknown individual known as John Doe 40 who may have critical info about the identity of a child victim in a sexual exploitation investigation. Submit tips online at https://t.co/QDmeJSEKQO or call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

We remember Nelson B. Klein, who was killed #OTD in 1935. Klein & another agent were seeking George W. Barrett for car theft & interstate transportation of stolen vehicles. When Barrett was located, he opened fire, mortally wounding SA Klein. #HallofHonor https://t.co/duTIeGD8Zb

Project Safe Neighborhoods Prosecution Results in 252 Month Sentence for Violent Federal Drug “Kingpin”: Larry O.... https://t.co/zrprU8S0Fs