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AARP Idaho to Host Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden for Telephone Town Hall on Fraud

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden

BOISE – On April 12 at 11:00 a.m. MT, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will speak to thousands of Idahoans about current trends regarding fraud and identity theft and how to avoid becoming the next victim of a costly scam.

The Attorney General’s Office is the leader in Idaho in enforcing the state’s consumer protection laws and helping educate citizens on avoiding fraud. Wasden will be joined by Brett DeLange, Chief of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. The call will be moderated by AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel.

“Increases in technology and the complexity of criminal organizations are making it more challenging for Idahoans to avoid the criminals who want to defraud them,” said AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel. “This discussion is the best way to learn what’s happening across the state and ways to keep you and your loved ones safe.”

Participants can join by dialing toll-free 866-767-0637 or register in advance by visiting The conversation will also stream live on AARP Idaho Facebook at

In addition, Attorney General Wasden and the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host a free Scam Jam on April 14 and 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m MT. Experts from the Boise Police Department will also discuss what to do if you or a loved one is caught in a scam and how to report fraudulent activity. Other topics will include identity theft and Medicare fraud. This is an interactive forum and participants are encouraged to ask their questions. For more information and to RSVP visit: