Consumer Alerts and COVID-19 Scams
Thursday May 27th from 1-1:40pm ET
Moderated by Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama
The pandemic has seen an unprecedented increase in unemployment fraud, where bad actors are using social security numbers to illegally obtain COVID-19 unemployment relief funds. Jessica Whitney from the Iowa AGs office will discuss what they are doing to protect consumers, track and combat such fraud and share best practices for moving forward. Matt McGuire of Shopify will discuss Shopify's approach to combating fraudulent and illegal COVID-19 products, including what the company is doing to track and take down fraudulent vaccine cards and vaccines themselves. Finally, Michael Scholl from Starkey will discuss modifications in regulations around medical devices that have led to several offices putting out senior alerts on hearing aids.
- Jessica Whitney, Deputy Attorney General for Public Protection, Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
- Matt McGuire, Senior Legal Counsel, Global Regulatory Affairs and Enforcement, Shopify
- Michael Scholl, Chief Compliance Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations, Starkey