FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 18, 2019
Five Organizations Unite to Educate Oklahoma Seniors on Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY – Four state agencies and one association will host Oklahoma seniors this spring in a series of conferences to fight fraud. The Oklahoma Senior Protection Summits will be held around the state starting March 27.
Speakers include experts from the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Anti-Fraud Unit and Medicare Assistance Program, Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, Oklahoma Bankers Association and the Oklahoma Department of Securities.
“Fraudsters tend to target the senior population, and many times these scams work,” Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready said. “The information seniors will get from these five organizations will be some of the most useful and helpful tools they can learn to fight fraud.”
“Protecting vulnerable Oklahomans is one of the most important priorities we have as public officials,” said Attorney General Mike Hunter. “These conferences will provide critical information to senior citizens in the state to keep them aware of fraud and teach them how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam. I appreciate the partnership between Commissioner Mulready and the Insurance Department, as well as all of the other public entities who are stepping up to host these events across the state.”
Topics covered during the conferences include insurance fraud, Medicare fraud, investment fraud, banking fraud and current senior scams. The events will be held in these five cities:
- March 27 – Oklahoma City, Moore Norman Technology Center, 13301 S. Penn Ave.
- Apri1 4 – Duncan, Simmons Center, 800 Chisholm Trail Pkwy.
- April 23 – Tulsa, Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills, 1902 E. 71st
- May 2 – Mustang, Mustang Conference Center, 1201 N. Mustang Rd.
- May 7 – Owasso, Tulsa Technology Center, Owasso Campus, 10800 N. 140th Ave.
Seniors can attend at no cost, and the event includes a continental breakfast. RSVP is required. Register online at map.oid.ok.gov or by calling 800-763-2828. Insurance professionals can also attend a conference for four hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit. The cost for CE credit is $31.
The conferences are partially funded by the Administration on Community Living’s Senior Medicare Patrol grant. To learn more, go to map.oid.ok.gov.