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May 22, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the Attorney General’s Office and other agencies will host a free lunch-and-learn workshop on June 3 for Arkansas residents who want to know how to better protect themselves against scams and fraud.

“Arkansans Fighting Fraud” will be presented by the Attorney General’s Office, state Insurance Department, Securities Department, Department of Human Services, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and AARP.

The short seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3 at noon at Immanuel Baptist Church’s Horne Hall, 501 N. Shackleford Road, in Little Rock.

“Consumers will be able to talk one-on-one to experts that can help them protect themselves against scams,” McDaniel said. “Working Arkansans who are planning ahead for retirement or senior citizens who want to know how to avoid fraud aimed at mature consumers will benefit from these presentations.”

Participants will hear from 7 On Your Side’s Jason Pederson of KATV, and Pederson will moderate a panel discussion with experts from sponsor agencies. Following the lunch, sponsors will host a resource fair and will answer questions and provide materials to participants.

Agency representatives will discuss such topics as Medicare and Medicaid, identity theft, investment fraud, reverse-mortgage fraud and insurance fraud.

The free event is open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register, call (877) 926-8300 or visit aarp.cvent.com/fraud.