Join us on Thursday, May 30th from 1-4 for Whatcom Asset Building Coalition’s Annual Summit hosted at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. This year’s theme is “Unmasking Fraud & Scams: Detect, Prevent, Respond.” This event will include a keynote speaker, panel presentation, and resource tabling displays. Light refreshments will be provided. More information and registration here:

In 2023, Washington residents reported losing over $240 million to scammers, more than triple what was reported in 2020. Learn what these numbers mean and how to protect yourself, your clients, and family from becoming a victim of fraud.

We’ll cover emerging trends targeting vulnerable populations, and how they mirror cycles of misinformation and current events. What can we do as service providers to educate the populations that we work with? What reporting resources are available to us to communicate with state agencies about what we are seeing?

Keynote presentation: Joe Kanada, Managing Assistant Attorney General with the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

Panel presentation: Representatives from the Northwest Region of the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Financial Institutions, Office of the Secretary of State, Office of the Attorney General, and Opportunity Council.

Tabling resource display: In addition to representatives from panelist agencies, tables will include North Coast Credit Union, Bellingham Police Department, Whatcom County Library System, and Futures Northwest.

Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA , 98225