OKLAHOMA CITY - It’s a crime that requires no guns. More often than not it goes unnoticed until after the fact. The victims are unwitting senior citizens duped out of billions every year. Senior fraud has become one of the most profitable illegal activities in the country, but the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) is hosting a series of conferences to help seniors avoid getting fleeced. “These conferences are a great opportunity for seniors to learn how to protect themselves from fraud,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “We want to empower seniors to avoid frauds and scams by knowing what to look for and how to fight back.” While speaking to seniors across the state, anti-fraud experts will address Medicare fraud, home repair scams, identity theft, credit card fraud and more. “While it’s human nature to assume the best about people, we have bad actors out there targeting seniors,” said Doak. “They’re taking advantage of the confusion over Obamacare, preying on older tornado victims and scamming good, honest people out of their hard-earned money. But, thankfully, we are on to their schemes and know how to give seniors the upper hand.” Each conference is free for senior adults and includes breakfast. There is a $30 fee for insurance professionals seeking Continuing Education credit. The events are funded, in part, by the Administration on Community Living’s Senior Medicare Patrol grant. Seniors are asked to register online by calling 1-800-763-2828. 2014 Senior Fraud Conference Schedule June 5th - Stillwater Wes Watkins Center 207 West Watkins Center June 10th – Muskogee Muskogee Civic Center Room D 425 Boston Street June 12th – Norman Embassy Suites Hotel 2501 Conference Drive July 1st – Woodward Woodward Conference Center 3401 Centennial Lane July 8th – Durant Donald W. Reynolds Library 1515 W. Main Street July 15th – Tulsa OU Tulsa Schusterman Center Founders Hall 4502 E. 41st Street July 22nd - Oklahoma City Tower Hotel (formerly the Marriott) 3233 Northwest Expressway July 29th – Clinton Frisco Conference Center 101 S. 4th Street Registration - 7:30 a.m. Breakfast - 8:00 a.m. Conference - 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For more information contact Kelly Collins at 405-522-0683 or ABOUT THE OKLAHOMA INSURANCE DEPARTMENT The Oklahoma Insurance Department, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, is responsible for the education and protection of the insurance-buying public and for oversight of the insurance industry in the state. ###