Memorial Hall Library

Avoiding Fraud & Scams: A Virtual Panel

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

A recording of this program is available here.

Fraud and scams have become entirely too commonplace, especially with the increase in online transactions, social media and smartphone technology. Learn how to protect yourself from many of the schemes devised by fraudsters and scammers in this panel discussion hosted by the Andover Senior Mentors, Roland Jacobson, Jeff Kaplan and Don Schroeder, in collaboration with Memorial Hall Library. The Andover Senior Mentors work closely with Andover Elder Services to provide programming and information helpful to seniors in the community.

Register through Zoom for this Zoom webinar.

About the Presenters:

Prema Nagathan is the Senior Vice President and Security Director at Enterprise Bank. She oversees the bank’s physical security and fraud Investigations. A Certified Fraud Examiner, she is an active member of the Financial Elder Abuse Task Force in NH and MA. She serves as the Chair of the Lowell Area Board for the Department of Children and Families and is a Co-Chair of the Merrimack Valley Financial Crimes Network.

Edmund Donnelly currently serves as the Director of External Affairs, State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for AT&T Services, Inc. In this role, he facilitates all of the public policy advocacy of the company at all levels of state government for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also leads municipal engagement on permitting and siting issues related to wireless technology. He also leads AT&T’s community engagement efforts to bring training sessions to local senior centers across Massachusetts to teach seniors and others how to avoid consumer scams and develop their skills with technology.
Prior to AT&T, Edmund served as the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, a state quasi-public agency working in partnership with the Administration of Governor Charlie Baker to expand access to broadband in 54 communities in western and north central Massachusetts. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General from 2010-2015, serving in the Trial Division and in the Policy & Government Division. He served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court. Edmund started his career in the Massachusetts legislature, where he worked from 2004-2010, including while attending law school, holding various staff positions for two members of the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives.