September 18, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00
On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Consumer Protection & Public Safety Foundation will partner with the State Bar of California and the California Bureau of Real Estate to present a Schemes, Scams & Rip-offs seminar for senior citizens. The seminar is hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova and will be held at the Citrus Heights Community Center from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00. This is a free event and open to the public.
"We look forward to participating in presenting seniors with ways to protect themselves from people who specifically target them because of their age and financial security," said CSLEA Chief Financial Officer Ricardo Sanchez. "My presentation will focus on identity theft and the many ways unscrupulous individuals prey on unsuspecting senior citizens. I want to empower those who attend, so that they know what to look for and how to protect themselves."
"These seminars are a great opportunity for our seniors to be brought up to date on the latest scams," said CSLEA Unit-A Vice President Kenny Ehrman. "Just to have someone in law enforcement tell them, it's okay to question those who call or come to your home, it's okay not to answer the door, it's okay to hang up the phone. Be curious, be cautious, call a family member to help explain things you may not understand."
The CSLEA Consumer Protection & Public Safety Foundation routinely assists with seminars throughout California. For a list of upcoming dates, click here.
To view clips from a recent seminar for seniors click here.
The CSLEA Consumer Protection & Public Safety Foundation's mission is to protect Californians from illegal activity by educating them on the latest, sneaky ways criminals will try to rip them off.
The non-profit Foundation also raises money for scholarships for CSLEA members and their immediate family members, particularly those seeking futures in public safety or consumer protection. CSLEA represents nearly 7,000 public safety and consumer protection professionals who work for the State of California such as agents, investigators, rangers, wardens, inspectors, licensing & enforcement representatives, dispatchers, police officers and firefighters.