On Friday, March 27, 2015, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association's (CSLEA) Consumer Protection & Public Safety (CPPS) Foundation will join Assemblymember Mark Stone, the State Bar of California, the California Bureau of Real Estate and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office at a town hall meeting that will focus on helping senior citizens to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud.
"Sadly, our senior citizens are one of the groups most targeted by scammers," said CSLEA Unit A Vice President and CPPS Foundation Presenter Kenny Ehrman. "To hear their stories of how they've been taken by criminals out to rip them off, is heartbreaking. We show those who have been victimized how to get back on track and those who want to keep from being victimized, how to protect themselves. Most importantly we have to get across to them to report their suspicions and never, never feel as though they are to blame."
The March 27th seminar, hosted by Assemblymember Mark Stone, will be held at the Highlands Park Senior Center in Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz County) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees will learn how to protect their money and property from the experts who stop and fight fraud on a daily basis.
"As a DMV investigator, I investigate identity theft and fraud. I speak to seniors about identity theft and how to prevent it. I also talk to them about disabled placard fraud and theft," said Ehrman. "Seniors walk away from these seminars with eyes wide open, better prepared to protect themselves, and the knowledge of what to do, if it happens to them."
A VIDEO SAMPLE FROM TOWN HALL MEETINGS