Choose Privacy Series
Start learning how you can protect yourself from scammers and identity thieves at the Falmouth Public Library. Better Business Bureau and the AARP FraudWatch Network hold lectures throughout the year and present on various topics, including controlling your privacy online and protecting yourself against scams. Registration for our Privacy Lectures is not required.
How can I learn about privacy?
- Review our Privacy Toolkit page.
- Check out a book on privacy from our collection. View our reading list.
- Watch Vanishing Liberties: The Rise of State Surveillance in the Digital Age.
Scams, Fraud, & Identity Theft
Friday, February 2, 2018 | 2:00 pm | Hermann Room (with AARP FraudWatch Network)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 1:00 pm | Hermann Room (with Better Business Bureau)
Learn how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud and learn how you can protect yourself and your family. Find out what common scams you should be watching out for and the precautionary steps you can take to protect yourself from falling victim. Bring your questions and concerns.
Skimming: What You Need to Know
Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 3:30 pm | Hermann Room (with Better Business Bureau)
What is skimming? Learn about this deceptive scam from the experts.
Meet Our Speakers:
Amy Schram has been with Better Business Bureau since 2011 and is responsible for educating the public at large and fostering the business to consumer relationship. Prior to joining BBB Amy was traveling throughout New England serving as a Motivational Speaker for Monster’s Making It Count Programs. She has previously performed in the Entertainment Department of the Walt Disney World Company and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College.
Robin Putman currently works for the MA Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation serving as it’s Research and Special Projects Manager. In her role within Consumer Affairs, Robin conducts extensive outreach in dozens of communities throughout the Commonwealth, planning, coordinating, scheduling, and participating in a wide variety of events to provide consumers with information, education, and resources.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust, consisting of 112 independently incorporated local BBB organizations in the United States and Canada, coordinated under the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) in Arlington, Virginia.
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.