Dept. of Justice Webinar Tomorrow: Tackling Transnational Robocall Scams: The Importance of State and Federal Partnerships

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:00:00 PM EDT – 3:00:00 PM EDT

Consumers report losing approximately $500 million per year to phone scams. Phone scammers often impersonate government officials, such as officials with the Social Security Administration, FBI, IRS, and local law enforcement entities. This webinar will discuss what the scams are and how they work. It will delve into local and state law enforcement’s vital role in the fight against these scams. It will also describe investigative techniques that state and local law enforcement can use in the fight against transnational scammers. Finally, it will touch upon public education tools that can help community members protect themselves from scammers.   


Jolee Porter, Assistant US Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, currently detailed to the Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force at the US DOJ Consumer Protection Branch 

Senior Special Agent Jon Heslep, Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration  

Detective Margaret Moore, Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina 

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