WHAT IS HOODWINKED?

Online safety conference about the latest white-collar crimes sweeping the nation. While people over the age of 65 are the typical targets of these attacks, we are seeing that they are not the only ones being HOODWINKED! People between the ages of 30-50 are also falling victim to new scams via social media. The Oklahoma Insurance Department has partnered with other state agencies, the Oklahoma Banking Association and AARP Oklahoma to educate Oklahomans on current scams and provide tips for staying safe.

HOW CAN I WATCH THIS?

To register click on the “Register Here” button and check the topic that interests you so you can join the conference. You will get a reminder email 24-hours before it starts. No apps needed, just click on the link in your reminder/confirmation email. We hope you will join us for all of them as the number of scams being reported is drastically on the rise.

WHO ARE THE EXPERTS?

We have speakers from the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s MAP (Medicare Assistance Program) Division, the Oklahoma Department of Securities, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, the Oklahoma Banker’s Association, and AARP Oklahoma!

See below for Speaker Bios.

*This is a public event not offering any CE credits.

RAY WALKER

Medicare Fraud

Thursday, May 6, 10.00 AM

JOSE OLIVERA

Social Security Fraud

Thursday, May 13, 10.00 AM

MYKEL FRY

Making Things Easier for your Family

Thursday, May 20, 10.00 AM

AMY NOFZIGER

Romance Scams

Thursday, May 27, 10.00 AM

ELAINE DODD

Banking Fraud

Thursday, June 3, 10.00 AM

JENNIFER SHAW

Investment Fraud

Thursday, June 10, 10.00 AM

TBD

Contractor Fraud

Thursday, June 17, 10.00 AM

    You will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the event.

SPEAKER BIOS

RAY WALKER

MEDICARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
a division of the Oklahoma Insurance Department

Ray Walker is the Divisional Director for the Medicare Assistance Program at the Oklahoma Insurance Department.  Mr. Walker has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Oklahoma and over 20 years of experience working in and around the healthcare industry, primarily in insurance.  Mr. Walker has had the privilege of speaking to groups across the state and around the country on topics ranging from genetics to team building to Medicare.  Mr. Walker currently serves on the Advisory Committee to the State Council on Aging and recently completed his second term on the SHIP Steering Committee, where he served as the vice-chair for the SHIP Steering Committee (Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program), as well as the Leadership Council for the MIPPA Grant Program.

JOSE OLIVERA

OKLAHOMA SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

José M. Olivero is the Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration in Oklahoma. Prior to that, he was the Wage Reports Specialist in Oklahoma and North Texas and the agency’s Liaison officer to the IRS. He has been with the agency since 2004 where he started and a Bi-lingual Claims Representative.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Romance Languages from Cameron University in Lawton and a Masters of Spanish Literature from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

He was an instructor of Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Oklahoma, Norman and is a retired Sergeant First Class of the US Army Medical Corp with 21 years of active service. He is an active member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Norman. Jose is married to Gloria and is blessed with five children and seven grandchildren.

MYKEL FRY

STATE OF OKLAHOMA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Deputy Attorney General Mykel Fry leads the Fraud Prevention and Prosecution Division of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office.  This division is comprised of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Workers Compensation/Insurance Fraud Unit.  Mykel began her legal career in the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted juvenile delinquents.  She transitioned to the adult system where she prosecuted felonies including general felonies, drug offenses, youthful offenders, gang-related offenses, and capital murder.  Mykel joined the Attorney General’s Office as an advisor to the Multicounty Grand Jury in 2009 and in 2011 Ms. Fry was selected to lead the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  In 2019 Attorney General Mike Hunter created the Fraud Prevention and Prosecution Unit and added the Workers Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit to it.

AMY NOFZIGER

AARP Oklahoma

Amy Nofziger is the Director of Victim Support for the AARP Fraud Watch Network and has nearly two decades of experience in fraud prevention and victim support. While at AARP, Nofziger has led the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline, a nationwide toll-free helpline for anyone to report concerns about fraud. She also has collaborated on groundbreaking research, subjects include multi-level marketing enterprises, best interventions for fraud and chronic victimization. She is frequently sought after for public speaking opportunities and has presented across the country to consumers and professionals on consumer fraud and other social issues facing older adults. She has worked with The New York Times, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Dr. Phil, Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports, and other publications to help shed light on fraud and exploitation of consumers. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminology/sociology and Master of Arts degree with specialization in Leadership. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

JENNIFER SHAW

OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF SECURITIES

Jennifer Shaw is an enforcement attorney and coordinator of investor education outreach for the Oklahoma Department of Securities.  Jennifer joined the Department in 2003 as an intern.  After passing the bar exam in 2005 she started working in her current role. Jennifer has an accounting degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  She was Assistant Managing Editor and Note Editor of the American Indian Law Review.

Jennifer is a member of the Senior Outreach Project Group for the National Association of Securities Administrators (NASAA).  This project group was responsible for the development of NASAA’s Senior$afe training program and received the NASAA Outstanding Team Service award.  The project group has also developed a law enforcement training for elder financial abuse and training for the economic empowerment of women.

Jennifer joined the board of the PIABA Foundation in 2019. Jennifer has volunteered as an education director and director of the American Legion Auxiliary Oklahoma Girls State program for 16 years.

ELAINE DODD

OKLAHOMA BANKERS ASSOCIATION

Elaine Dodd spent 22 years in law enforcement with the OK Bureau of Narcotics, retiring in 1995 as their Director. Now EVP, Fraud Division, OK Bankers Association, she provides training and investigative assistance for banks and fraud training to thousands of bankers and customers. In 2013, she was the recipient of the State Attorney General’s Brad Edwards Consumer Champion award and was inducted into the OK Women’s Hall of Fame.  Dodd also is the recipient of the 2014 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.