Seimnar Thursday to Target Fraud Awareness for Seniors

The AARP Foundation is sponsoring an anti-fraud educational seminar this week in Charleston. The organization says more than 150 consumers from the Kanawha Valley are expected to attend its "Consumer University" Thursday. The event will feature presentations from representatives of the West Virginia Attorney General's Office, West Virginia Senior Medicare Patrol, AARP Foundation, West Virginia State Health Insurance Assistance Program and the West Virginia Bankers Association. The goal of the seminar is to reduce fraud among older West Virginians by teaching the tactics most often used by scam artists and the steps consumers can take to reduce their risk. Residents can register for the event by calling 877-926-8300 by noon today.