forum on preventing scamS and fraud

| 26 Jul 2016 | 11:33

Tips on guarding against scams and fraud and choosing a financial adviser drew Manhattanites to the John Jay School of Criminal Justice on Monday night, for a forum sponsored by this newspaper and AARP.

The community forum, moderated by Editor in Chief Kyle Pope, featured a panel that included Catherine Christian, chief of the Elder Abuse Unit at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office; Ronald A. Fatoullah, managing attorney of Ronald Fatoullah & Associates; George Mannes, senior editor of Money magazine; Laura Palmer, associate state director of AARP New York; and Mark Sicari, staff attorney, JASA.

Audience members received advice on how to prevent identity theft, what to do when receiving threatening phone calls from people pretending to be from the IRS, and how to ensure that your financial adviser serves your interests.