CLESF announces another community educational forum on March 11, 2023 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road at 2:00 pm. The Forum is FREE. This free Forum is focused on explaining many of the risks we all face when we are online using our computers or when accepting phone calls from unknown parties. Join us and learn how you may protect yourself from online fraud and scams.
Seating may be limited - persons wishing to attend are encouraged to register at the CLESF web site link shown below.
This free Forum is focused on explaining many of the risks we all face when we are online using our computers or when accepting phone calls from unknown parties. Join us and learn how you may protect yourself from online fraud and scams.
Identity theft and other forms of online fraud pose a serious and growing threat throughout the nation. The Internet is a goldmine for scam artists who claim to have job offers, an inside tip on an investment opportunity, a new love interest. They need more information to arrange delivery of a package, track down your missing payment, help you avoid jail, or learn how you would like to receive your million-dollar prize! There is no end to their creativity and ruthlessness. Learn how con artists are using a variety of scams to defraud Internet users, profiling techniques, how to safeguard against online fraud and cyber scams, and what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim. AARP Washington is a leader in presenting the Three R's of Fraud Prevention: Recognize, Resist and Report.
We are privileged and pleased that a recognized expert in fraud prevention, Jean Mathisen, will be the presenter. Jean has worked in fraud prevention and victim assistance for more than 20 years. She helped to establish the AARP Fraud Fighter Call Center and has trained volunteer fraud fighters throughout the state. She has been recognized by the Washington State Crime Prevention Association and has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
The CLESF mission is to support programs and activities of the Island County Sheriff’s Department and State Park Rangers on Camano Island. Additionally, the Foundation assists and promotes the education of Camano Island residents in public safety and programs that help law enforcement on Camano Island. The Foundation, a 501(c)3 IRS approved non-profit organization, operates as a non-partisan organization for the benefit of all the citizens of Camano Island.
While CLESF always accepts monetary contributions and donations, the biggest need is for the time and energy of likeminded people to support the Foundation’s work as volunteers/members.
Seating is limited, we recommend you register online at email@example.com. Admission is FREE.