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.
Thursday, May 6, 10.00 AM
– How Medicare communicates with you
– What you should never give out
– How scammers are using you to con the system
– Plus, what to do if you’re scammed
Social Security Fraud
Thursday, May 13, 10.00 AM
– False claims
– Misuse of benefits
– Counterfeit social security cards
Making Things Easier for your Family
Thursday, May 20, 10.00 AM
– Types of abuse
– People most at risk
– Signs to watch for
– Prevention & reporting
Thursday, May 27, 10.00 AM
– What is a romance scam?
– Red flags and how to spot/prevent potential romance scams
– Fraud Trends in the pandemic world
Thursday, June 3, 10.00 AM
– Biggest types of banking fraud
– Money mules
– Preventing & reporting
Thursday, June 10, 10.00 AM
– Types of schemes
– Off-shore scams
– Most likely targets
– Tips to avoid investment fraud
FREDERICK P. LOHMANN
Thursday, June 17, 10.00 AM
– Storm clean-up & recovery fraud
– What to get in writing
– Advanced payment fraud
– Reporting fraud
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
FREDERICK P. LOHMANN
NATIONAL INSURANCE CRIME BUREAU
Frederick P. Lohmann serves as the Director of Field Operations, Southwest Region of the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The Southwest Region encompasses the States of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. He supervises a staff of Special Agents and support personnel assigned to investigate criminal conspiracies involving insurance fraud, vehicle, cargo, and heavy equipment thefts.
Mr. Lohmann began a career in law enforcement as a military policeman in the United States Marine Corps. He served as a law enforcement officer for 20 years with state and municipal law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma and Texas and has been commissioned for 42 years. Mr. Lohmann joined the National Insurance Crime Bureau in 2006. He has over 20 years experience conducting complex investigations into suspected property casualty and commercial insurance fraud, burglary, motor vehicle and heavy equipment thefts.
Mr. Lohmann is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He graduated with honors from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol 40th Academy and is a court recognized expert in Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction. He is a Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator, Fraud Claim Law Specialist, Associate in Insurance Services, Associate in General Insurance, as conferred by the International Association of Special Investigative Units, American Education Institute, and Insurance Institute of America. Mr. Lohmann is a licensed multi-line claims adjuster in Texas.
Mr. Lohmann holds a Master Peace Office license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Mr. Lohmann is a certified instructor with the Texas Commission, Law Enforcement, certified FTT, (field training trooper) Oklahoma, NRA certified firearms instructor, and range safety officer, and Handgun License Instructor, Texas DPS. He is a commissioned “Special Ranger” with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Mr. Lohmann is a graduate of the Northwestern University and United States Department of Transportation, Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety accident investigation basic & advanced courses. Mr. Lohmann serves on the board of directors for the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force, Louisiana State Police Advisory Board for the Insurance Fraud and Vehicle Theft Units, and the Town of Trophy Club Crime Control District. Mr. Lohmann is a private pilot, with a single engine land VFR rating.