The West Virginia AARP and AARP Foundation are partnering with more than 30 organizations to promote West Virginia Money Smart Week April 20 to 27.
Money Smart Week is a multi-state public awareness campaign that stresses the importance of financial literacy, informs consumers where they can get help, and provides free educational seminars and activities.
The campaign is run by the Federal Reserve. The AARP is working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Federal Trade Commission, and FINRA Investor Education Foundation to promote the initiative.
As part of the campaign, officials will have an Operation Scam Jam event from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Court Street in Charleston.
The event is designed to educate consumers on how they can reduce the incidence of fraud by teaching tactics most commonly used by fraudsters. Attendees will also learn simple steps to reduce their risk and safeguard personal finances.