State Launches Summits To Help Oklahoma Seniors Avoid Scam Artists


Monday, July 9th 2012, 8:40 am
By: News 9


By Rusty Surette, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma seniors are often the target of scams, but one state agency is hoping to stop the trend.

The Oklahoma Insurance Department's Anti-Fraud Team and Medicare Assistance Program will be hosting five Senior Fraud Summits across the state in July and August.

The summits include breakfast, and are free to the public. There is a $25 cost for insurance professionals and law enforcement professionals seeking CE credits.

The goal of these summits is to educate seniors on the dangers of fraud, current scams targeting seniors and fraudulent Medicare actions. Through these educations presentations, Insurance Commissioner John Doak hopes to empower seniors to protect themselves from fraudulent activity.

Here are the time and locations for the summits:

McAlester
July 12
Southwest Expo Center

Lawton
July 25
Cameron University

Norman
August 8
Embassy Suites

Tulsa
August 22
Doubletree Tulsa – Warren Place

To register, please visit Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak's website, or call 1-800-763-2828.