CITRUS HEIGHTS - In this fast-paced world of computers, cell phones, wi-fi, tablets and social media, it takes a lot of effort for some senior citizens to keep up and stay protected from schemes, scams & rip-offs. For that reason, and because unscrupulous people find seniors easy prey, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association's (CSLEA) Consumer Protection & Pubic Safety Foundation, in partnership with the State Bar of California and the California Bureau of Real Estate, joined Assemblymember Ken Cooley at a senior citizen fraud protection seminar at the Citrus Heights Community Center on September 18, 2014.
"The turn-out was a great indication of how savvy and interested the seniors in our community are," said CSLEA CFO Ricardo Sanchez. "I had the pleasure of presenting how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft. In addition to the formal presentation, I was able to talk, one on one, with those seniors needing some extra help or advice."
In addition to identity theft, the seminar focused on lawyer fraud and the unlicensed practice of the law, unlicensed auto repair, scams against seniors in local neighborhoods, real estate, mortgage and investment fraud.
"What a great morning for these seniors to come out and talk with their Assemblymember, talk with one another, and receive some great tips about how to protect themselves," said Sanchez. "We thank each and every one of them for coming out and for allowing us to share our expertise in protecting Californians where they live, work and play."