"We held this seminar in the evening so that working residents could attend and learn how best to protect themselves and their families. We presented the program in Spanish in an effort to reach citizens who are often targeted by scammers simply because they don't speak English well, or not at all." - CSLEA CFO Ricardo Sanchez
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Assemblymember Rob Bonta hosted a consumer protection seminar in Oakland in which California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Chief Financial Officer Ricardo Sanchez participated in as one of the law enforcement officers updating citizens of the latest schemes, scams and rip-offs.
"There are so many hard working families in Oakland, who wouldn't be able to attend a seminar during the day, so we opted to hold a seminar in the evening," said Sanchez. "We are fortunate at CSLEA to have people who can converse in both English and Spanish to assist in educating residents about how to best protect themselves against fraud."
The seminar was held at the Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center and included information about:
- Identity theft
- What to know when hiring an attorney
- Real estate and mortgage fraud
- Auto repair scams
- Wire money transfers
- Immigration Reform Act legal scams
"We thank Assemblymember Bonta for hosting this event and inviting us to share our law enforcement, public safety and consumer protection knowledge with his constituents," said Sanchez.