SAN DIEGO - On Friday, May 29, 2015, dozens of constituents in Assembly Speaker Toni Atkin's district gathered at the North University Community Library in San Diego for a 90 minute consumer protection presentation featuring speakers from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA), the State Bar of California, and the California Bureau of Real Estate, to name a few.
"We had a lot of senior citizens who attended and they were very receptive and came with a lot of questions," said CSLEA FOP Lodge #77 Vice President and Association of Motor Vehicle Investigators of California AMVIC) President Kenny Ehrman. "What's nice about this type of town hall is that we can stay and help folks, one on one, with their questions after the formal presentations. The Speaker has a lot of support from her constituents and they appreciate her efforts on their behalf."
The consumer protection town hall is designed to inform citizens of the latest schemes, scams and rip-offs which, frequently, are aimed at seniors, veterans and immigrant communities. "Those of us who speak at these town halls, fight crime on a daily basis," said Ehrman, a Department of Motor Vehicles investigator. "We know how scam artists are stealing identities and what they are using those stolen identities for. We can tell citizens how to best protect themselves against identity theft, and what to look for and what steps to take, should they become a victim."