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?

 

Over four weeks, we will cover several scams. Join us for one or all of them.

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.

10:00 AM – Wednesday
MEDICARE &
HEALTHCARE FRAUD
Common schemes &
COVID scams
ELDER ABUSE, NEGLECT & EXPLOITATION
Guardianship
Power of Attorney

10:00 AM – Wednesday
HIDDEN TARGETS
Online Relationship Scams
Social Media
Phone Safety
INVESTMENT FRAUD
Securities Fraud

10:00 AM – Wednesday
BANKING FRAUD
Credit/Debit Cards
Checking/Savings
Money Mules
Social Engineering
Sim Swapping
Pandemic scams

10:00 AM – Wednesday
CONSUMER FRAUD
Current scams
Contractor Fraud
Robocalls
Charity/Sweepstakes
    You can register for all 4 events.

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.

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.

 

 

STACY MOREY

STATE OF OKLAHOMA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Stacy Morey is the Chief of the Consumer Protection Unit for the State of Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General which oversees the enforcement and prosecution of violations of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act.  Prior to joining the office in 2018, she served as Chief Legal Counsel for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and an Assistant District Attorney in Oklahoma County where her practice focused on gang prosecution and violent crimes.  

Immediately preceding her appointment to the Office of the Attorney General, she was managing partner in private practice for a law firm that concentrated on the family law needs of women and children.  She is a frequent speaker on the topics of consumer protection issues, including scams targeting senior citizens, charity scams and donor education, and ethics and technology.  Her article, “Prosecution of Consumer Scams and Fraud,” was published in the nationally distributed NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection newsletter. Stacy holds a Juris Doctorate and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.     

WAYNE BLACKMON

AARP Oklahoma

Wayne Blackmon is a member of the AARP Oklahoma Executive Council, as well as an AARP Oklahoma Fraud Fighter. Blackmon graduated from the University of Wisconsin where he majored in political science and Radio/TV. Blackmon served a lengthy professional career in the radio broadcast industry across the country, as well as in Oklahoma. He also served as an adjunct professor of advertising and media buying at the University of Tulsa. Blackmon and his wife currently manage the underwriting program for a local public radio station in Tulsa. He is well-known across the state for his AARP volunteer work in fraud prevention and education.

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.