ABOUT THIS WEBINAR SERIES

This is a seven week 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 scammed! 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 THE SERIES?

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, Oklahoma Department of Securities, Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, Oklahoma Banker’s Association, AARP Oklahoma, Social Security Administration and National Insurance Crime Bureau.

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JOSE OLIVERO

Social Security Fraud

March 23, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

– False claims
– Misuse of benefits
– Counterfeit social security cards

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ELAINE DODD

How Banks Can Help Prevent Fraud

March 30, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

– Biggest types of banking fraud
– Phishing
– Money mules
– Preventing & reporting  

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BILLIE WALLACE

Contractor & Provider Fraud

April 6, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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JOY McGILL

Get Cyber-Safe – Tips to Use the Internet and Digital Tools Safely

April 13, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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JENNIFER SHAW

Protecting Your Investments

April 20, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

– Types of schemes
– Off-shore scams
– Most likely targets
– Tips to avoid investment fraud 

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DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL CHARLES DICKSON

CALEB SMITH

Senior Scams and How to Avoid Them

April 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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RAY WALKER

Medicare Fraud

May 4, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

– 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

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 OLIVERO

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Mr. Olivero has been with the Social Security Administration in Oklahoma since 2004. Prior to that, he was the Wage Reports Specialist in Oklahoma and North Texas and the agency’s Liaison officer to the IRS. Mr. Olivero holds a bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages from Cameron University in Lawton and completed his graduate studies in Spanish Literature at the University of Oklahoma. He retired as a Sergeant First Class from the US Army Medical Corp after 21 years of active service.

JOY McGILL

AARP Oklahoma

Joy McGill serves as the Associate State Director of Community Outreach for AARP Oklahoma. In this role, Joy drives AARP’s local presence and outreach to serve Oklahomans age 50+ and enhance their quality of life through the aging process. Joy facilitates elder abuse and fraud prevention work, supporting AARP’s national Fraud Watch Network program to help Oklahomans protect themselves and their families from scams and fraud. Joy is a frequent fraud prevention contributor on Tulsa’s CBS affiliate’s “Fraud Watch Wednesday” educational news segment. Additionally, she advocates for state laws and regulations to stop scams and shut down fraud attempts. Joy is also a regional board member for the Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators.  

In addition to fraud prevention work, McGill facilitates AARP programming supporting livable communities, family caregiving, food security and veteran engagement. McGill also facilitates community partnerships and programming and develops and engages AARP volunteer partners and their associated work. 

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 SeniorSafe training program and received the NASAA Outstanding Team Service award.  The project group has also developed law enforcement training for elder financial abuse and training for financial empowerment of women.   

Jennifer joined the board of the PIABA Foundation in 2019.   

Jennifer has volunteered as education director and director of the American Legion Auxiliary Oklahoma Girls State program for 17 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.

BILLIE WALLACE

NATIONAL INSURANCE CRIME BUREAU

Billie Wallace has been a Special Agent with the National Insurance Crime Bureau since 2016. Prior to that, she was a Reserve Deputy, Constable at Ellis County Constable’s Office Pct.1 and is an honorably retired Lieutenant of more than 30 Years with the Waxahachie Texas Police Department.  

Ms. Wallace earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University. She serves as a Waxahachie City Councilmember and is a proud member and ex-president of the Rotary Club of Waxahachie. Ms. Wallace is married with a 21-year-old daughter who is a commercial pilot.   

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL CHARLES DICKSON

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Charles A. Dickson, III is the Deputy Attorney General and Director of the Oklahoma Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General. Mr. Dickson has been practicing law in Oklahoma since his admission in 1999 with 12 years of experience in private practice and 10 years with the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General. He was appointed Director of MFCU in August 2021.  

Prior to admission as an attorney, Mr. Dickson worked primarily in banking and in the United States Army Reserve receiving an honorable discharge at the rank of Sgt.

CALEB SMITH

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Caleb Smith is an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit. Mr. Smith has worked in Consumer Protection since 2016 and specializes in General Consumer Protection, Data Security and Privacy, and Antitrust Law, as well as Robocall Policy and Enforcement.  

Mr. Smith has experience bringing both civil and criminal actions against individuals and businesses in violation of Oklahoma law and has served on numerous taskforces dedicated to the protection of consumers in the state marketplaces. He also presents at public-facing events such as seminars and town halls to equip Oklahomans to defend themselves against fraud, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.