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Outsmarting the Scam Artist

From: AARP Radio
Series: Prime Time Radio
Length: 59:55

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Doug Shadel and Jonathan Peterson, this week on Prime Time Radio.

Mike_ptr_thumb_small First, U.S. consumers lose billions of dollars to scams. Anyone can fall victim to scams and fraud, however many scam artists target the 50+ age group. AARP's Doug Shadel discusses the techniques scam artists use to get people thinking impulsively. He offers much practical advice on how to avoid these scams and fraud to protect your money and assets, as well as the assets of parents and loved ones. Shadel, the expert on scams and fraud, shares a wealth of information to help you in his book, "Outsmarting the Scam Artist".

Then, to help you better understand and claim your Social Security benefits, Jonathan Peterson, covers the history, regulations, and recent changes to Social Security. He gives many tips to on understanding, navigating, and most efficiently working with Social Security Administration to claim your benefits. Peterson's book, "Social Security for Dummies", is a wealth of information to insure you're receiving the maximum benefits.   

Doug Shadel and Jonathan Peterson, this week on Prime Time Radio.

Piece Description

First, U.S. consumers lose billions of dollars to scams. Anyone can fall victim to scams and fraud, however many scam artists target the 50+ age group. AARP's Doug Shadel discusses the techniques scam artists use to get people thinking impulsively. He offers much practical advice on how to avoid these scams and fraud to protect your money and assets, as well as the assets of parents and loved ones. Shadel, the expert on scams and fraud, shares a wealth of information to help you in his book, "Outsmarting the Scam Artist".

Then, to help you better understand and claim your Social Security benefits, Jonathan Peterson, covers the history, regulations, and recent changes to Social Security. He gives many tips to on understanding, navigating, and most efficiently working with Social Security Administration to claim your benefits. Peterson's book, "Social Security for Dummies", is a wealth of information to insure you're receiving the maximum benefits.   

Doug Shadel and Jonathan Peterson, this week on Prime Time Radio.

Timing and Cues

PRIME TIME RADIO

TIMINGS AND CUES:

00:00 - 01:00 Billboard (promotes both halves)

01:00 - 01:05 Silent Pause (allows cutaway to newscast)

01:05 - 28:04 Segment #1 (optional fundraising cutaway between 24:00-26:00; Outcue to alert stations to cutaway: "I'm Mike Cuthbert. This is Prime Time Radio.")

28:05 - 30:05 MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS with Bill Newcott

30:05 - 30:07 Silent Pause (allows
stations to cutaway for I.D., weather report, etc.)

30:07 - 30:34 Billboard for Segment #2 (runs :27)

30:35 - 54:00 Segment #2 (optional fundraising cutaway between 48:00-50:00; Outcue to alert stations to cutaway: "I'm Mike Cuthbert. This is Prime Time Radio.")

54:00 - 54:05 Silent Pause

54:05 - 59:00 "PRIME TIME POSTSCRIPT" (optional module for stations that do not insert a newscast at the top of the hour)

59:00 - 59:05 Silent Pause

59:05 - 59:25 :20 Promo

59:25 - 59:30 Silent Pause

59:30 - 59:59 :29 Promo

Additional Credits

Host: Mike Cuthbert, Producer: Angel Livas, Engineer: Ben Pizzuto

Related Website

http:/www.aarp.org