Speakers Bureau Presentations
Each year over 10,000 seniors attend Speakers Bureau education sessions to learn about
the Project’s history
techniques to prevent being a victim of scams
how to report a complaint to the Seniors vs Crime Project
the opportunity to volunteer with the Seniors vs Crime Project
the Attorney General’s support of the Project
The Speakers Bureau educates seniors on how to avoid becoming a victim by talking about the types of scam methods, focusing on the most current scams, and how seniors might be vulnerable.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
The Project began providing investor protection education to seniors throughout the state in 2006. Over 100,000 people have attended investment fraud awareness and avoidance presentations since the inception of the FINRA program.
After this presentation, the speaker mingled thru the attendees and answered questions. Photo: Annual Report
Short video of a typical presentation to a senior group. This presentation was focused on IRS and other scams. Video: MIke Flahaven via utube
Often clubs request a speaker because even non-seniors have seniors amongst their friends and families. This video is a presentation by Vicki Schnoor, from the Putnam County Project Office hosted by Putnam County Sheriff Video: staff via Utube
PBS host Rameca Vincent Leary, Ph.D., with guest Josh Newby (Council on Aging of West Florida) , and Seniors vs Crime Project attendees: Judy Ertl, Director; Vann Milheim, Escambia County Project Office Manager; and Klaus Ertl, volunteer. Only first half of video. Video: PBS WSRE via utube.
Seniors who attend these seminars learn to identify potentially fraudulent investment opportunities and, learn to check with the regulatory offices before investing their hard-earned money. The FINRA curriculum includes handouts such as the "Fight Fraud 101" brochure and a popular "Tricks of the Trade" DVD. Speakers Bureau trains the Senior Sleuths to prepare them for these presentations.