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We have monthly meetings that are free and open to the public. In addition, we send out monthly newsletters and invitations to upcoming meetings. If you would like to receive these, please subscribe by clicking here .
We meet every third Thursday of the month at the Bell Trace Commons Area, 800 Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington, IN
11:30 Lunch (compliments of Bell Trace)
12:00 Welcome, Guest Presentation, Announcements
1:00 Meeting Adjourned
Our next meeting in May:
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Topic: A Performance Potpourri
Presenters: Joe Lee
Broadcasts of AAC Meetings
Sometimes our meetings are recorded by Bloomington's Community Access Television. It usually takes about two weeks to edit and post these broadcasts on their Library Channel. If a presentation has been recorded, it will be noted at the bottom of the presentation summary. Please check their schedule for days and times of broadcasts.
2016 April's Presenter
Greg Zoeller gave an informative and humor-filled presentation on Scams and Identity Theft. Some of the most important points that he made about phone scams is that you should just hang up as soon as possible!! The faster that you hang up, the fewer calls you will get. Do not push any buttons! Be suspicious if someone contacts you “uninvited”, in a hurry or using bait, such as “in your area”, “special”, “limited time offer” or “insurance will pay.”
The Attorney General tries to reach out to older citizens and educate them, so that they can be wary. The IRS doesn’t make phone calls and neither does your bank. If you receive calls like this, you contact the organization yourself. Do your own digging for information. Watch out for the grandparent scam, where you are told that your grandchild is in trouble and needs money immediately! If you receive calls, please report them to the Office of the Attorney General. Complete information can be found at a one stop shop, your toolbox at Indianaconsumer.com. You can also find information on the site about the do not call list, current scams, how to do a security freeze that protects you from others getting access to your data or to sign up for fraud alert (latest scams).
Besides trying to protect citizens from scams and identity theft, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office also sues and financially penalizes companies who violate the Do Not Call List and have a site for unclaimed property at indianaunclaimed.com. Consumers can also fill out a form at the Post Office to stop all 3rd class mail. If you receive unwanted emails, use the links at the bottom of the email to cancel the subscription or unsubscribe.
The Indiana Attorney General is very personable and full of good information. Those in attendance seemed to really enjoy his presentation!
Recorded by CATS on April 21, 2016