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Forum Offers Tips for Fraud Prevention

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AARP Montana is teaming up with other state agencies and consumers to fight fraud throughout the state.

Monday night, the agencies gathered at the Elks Club in Billings to pass along some of the tools consumers need to outsmart scammers who target baby boomers and older Montanans.

The statewide forums focus on topics such as investment fraud, internet scams, identity theft, and many other categories.

It's a chance to help consumers recognize fraud and what to do if they fall victim to it.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It's so much easier to stop a fraud from happening, and so hard to prosecute it. Frequently the money's gone. Those people will never be made whole, so if we can prevent it that's so much better than prosecuting it," said Cindy Palmer, Investor Educator.

The forum included the importance of working together with law enforcement and the legal community to crack down on fraud.