Will You Recognize a Scam? TUGNET Open Meeting

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Will You Recognize a Scam?

International financial crimes, commonly called scams, are crimes that target or impact older adults in ways that can be devastating financially as well as emotionally. Learn ways to recognize transnational financial crimes/scams such as romance and lottery crimes, tech support and the IRS/Social Security Impersonation crimes.

Tips on how to recognize these crimes to protect yourself and other older adults as a form of financial self-defense will be shared. Information on how and where to report these crimes and other resources will also be provided. Information on ways to recognize and avoid becoming a money mule on behalf of these scam predators will also be explained. Debbie Deem is a retired FBI Victim Specialist, whose focus for several years was working with victims of these kinds of financial crimes.

Note: February meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Meeting Location
FlyAway Bus Terminal
2nd Floor
7610 Woodley Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Free parking in front lot – DO NOT go into the parking structure.

After all the years of consistency, you are no doubt aware that TUGNET has had to make several important changes.

Getting approval for use of the Conference Room at the Van Nuys FlyAway is a very positive change. We are all enjoying the big screen available to us and parking is easier. Also, the chairs are  comfortable and it�s within our budget!

There is a restriction regarding food and drinks so don�t expect refreshments. And don�t bring any with you.

Another surprise to us, during the same time frame, was learning that our Yahoo Group was going away. I do think you will be happy with Groups.io which fits our needs perfectly. You will be receiving your first meeting reminder from �TUGNET@groups.io� shortly. You may have to add this to your �white list� if it goes to your Spam or Junk folder. Please be watching for it since it will have the January meetings info.

And last is the change in our meeting schedule. Our meetings will be Wednesday evenings. Our first meeting of the year will be January 15th, the third Wednesday. To be followed on the fifth Wednesday, January 29th. Put those dates on your calendar. February and through the rest of the year, our meetings will be the second and fourth Wednesdays.

Some may be disappointed in the change of day, but we are fortunate to have worked out two meetings a month. Wednesdays were the only consistent days we could get for this year. The presentations will be announced via Groups.io, as mentioned above.

If you have any questions, you can always reach me via email.



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