JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Staff members from Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office hosted an educational event on how to spot a scam for retirees in Jonesboro April 29.
The 2019 Rutledge Retiree Resources event engaged retirees in education about protecting themselves from scams and identity theft. They also provided information about resources regarding home care and nursing homes, proper prescription drug disposal and protecting finances.
Attendees like Charlie Cain came to the event because he said he was interested in learning about things like telemarketing fraud.
“Everybody is just getting tons of calls," said Cain. "I especially wanted to learn about the new law about spoofing. You know, when it goes in to effect and how that process works to try to catch those people who use fraudulent numbers on caller ID. So, I was particularly interested in that part,” Cain said.
The event was took place at the Jonesboro First Baptist church.
Additional resource events will be held by the Attorney General’s Office.
The next one is scheduled for June 25 in DeWitt and another on Sept. 5 in Little Rock.