For Immediate Release:
June 22, 2021

Hoodwinked Fraud Prevention Webinar Series Deemed a Success Second Year In a Row


OKLAHOMA CITY – The Hoodwinked Fraud Conference hosted by the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) had a record number of participants this year. The Hoodwinked Fraud Conference offered seven educational sessions from May 6 through June 17. After its final session last week, the 7-week series successfully reached nearly 1,300 registrants across Oklahoma.

The Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) at the OID had been hosting senior fraud conferences around the state for over twenty years. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these outreach programs converted to virtual for the first time last year and saw a huge success. As a result, two new partner agencies were able to join the conference and offered even more fraud-related information.

The OID partnered with four returning agencies: Oklahoma Department of Securities, Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, Oklahoma Banker’s Association, AARP Oklahoma and two new partners: Oklahoma Social Security Administration and National Insurance Crime Bureau. The video recording of the entire conference is now available at

“We appreciate the collaborative efforts of our partners to make this virtual experience possible. This year, we were able to reach a much larger audience — consumers in rural Oklahoma and other states while still providing a first rate experience” Director of MAP Ray Walker said.

If you have questions about other insurance issues, please contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department at 1-800-522-0071 or visit our website at


Questions or comments should be directed to
Communications Director, Liz Heigle | (405) 819-2221