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Learn about the latest scams targeting our community at the Community Foundation Virtual Coffee and Conversation.

REGISTER HERE FOR ZOOM LINK

Be part of the conversation. Participants will share tips and resources on how you can protect yourself, your family and friends, and your neighbors. The interactive conversation will be held on June 30, 10:30 AM to Noon on the Zoom online platform. Register online at https://conta.cc/2NcFHyg or call the Community Foundation at 775-333-5499. Participants can call into the meeting if they do not have online access.

This Coffee and Conversation virtual gathering will feature presentations from three area experts:

Lynda Hascheff
Opportunity Alliance
Tim Johnston
Better Business Bureau
Thomas Dahdouh,
Western Region Director,
Federal Trade Commission

Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for questions and time for story sharing.  Red flags and close calls with scams will educate the participants. Shared stories help others avoid scams.

Scammers exploit situations when people are most vulnerable. COVID-19 brought in a great amount of uncertainty, which scammers saw as an opportunity to exploit individuals. During this time, there were prevalent scams relating to stimulus checks, economic impact payments, and many more. The IRS, Federal Trade Commission, and the Nevada Attorney General constantly warned us of COVID-19 related scams. 

With businesses reopening, the community slowly recovering and figuring out the new norm, this time may be an opportunity for scammers to find new and creative ways to exploit our community. 

Call Nick Tscheekar, Community Foundation of Western Nevada Community Engagement Officer for details 775-333-5499.

Despite the prevalence of scams, we know good things happen when our community comes together. 

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The Community Foundation of Western Nevada, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is established to strengthen communities in our region through leadership and philanthropy by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 1998 it has distributed $135 million in grants and scholarships and engaged the community through initiatives to aid homeless youth, connect family caregivers to resources, and protect our community from financial scams. 

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