July 28, 2023
Salem – The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (DFR), the Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Construction Contractors Board, Oregon Department of Human Services, Federal Trade Commission, and AARP Oregon are joining forces on a fraud prevention workshop, Scam Jam, on Friday, Aug. 4, in The Dalles.
Those attending will hear from experts and learn how to spot scams and gain prevention tips and tools to protect against fraud.
Members of DFR's outreach team will be presenting on the topic “Best steps to protect yourself from financial fraud."
The event will be held at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles.
A light breakfast will be provided free of charge, and pre-registration is encouraged. You can register for the event on the AARP
events page or via
The event will go from 9 a.m. to noon.
“There are more innovative and deceptive ways scammers are targeting people today, especially older adults, and we want to educate as many people as we can about these scams," said TK Keen, administrator for DFR. “Many aren't aware that an innocent looking email could scam them out of thousands of dollars, or more. Our goal is to educate and help people avoid those situations."
If you believe you may have been scammed, DFR has resources to help you. Consumer advocates are available by calling 1-888-877-4894 (toll-free) or emailing
website is also a good resource for information or help.
About Oregon DFR: The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit