It is great to welcome back identity theft advocate Art Maines to The BUG Podcast!
Art is the author of Scammed: 3 Steps to Help Your Elder Parents and Yourself, and has also been a speaker on elderly fraud prevention and recovery at both the state and national level. He has spoken for 4 years in a row at the Missouri National Association of Social Workers symposium, and he recently presented at the national conferences for the National Association of Social Workers in Washington, DC, and Cambridge Financial Research in Scottsdale, AZ. He has trained on topics related to elderly fraud recovery and prevention to professional groups and senior organizations, and has consulted with scam victims’ families locally and nationally. Drawing on his own experience helping his 83 year old stepfather recover from a series of devastating scams, and his clinical skills as a practicing therapist, gives him a unique perspective on this growing problem.