LANCASTER - California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 77 Vice President Kenny Ehrman joined California Assemblymember Tom Lackey on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at a community seminar in Lancaster to help residents in Antelope Valley identify and avoid schemes, scams and rip-offs.
"This was a great opportunity for Assemblymember Lackey's constituents to meet and greet him, to personally receive an update on his work at the State Capitol and to learn about some of things scam artists are doing as they target residents in Antelope Valley," said Ehrman. "As a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Investigator, I focus on teaching those in attendance about identity theft. Two things they take away from my presentation is don't get complacent with your personal information and never be afraid to speak up if you've become a victim. Many times victims, particularly the elderly, are too ashamed to say something and afraid their independence will be threatened if they do."
Assemblymember Lackey, a retired CHP officer, knows the importance of consumer and public safety. Hosting seminars on the subject is one way to teaching community members on a personal level. In addition to identity theft, topics included real estate and housing scams, what you need to know when you hire an attorney, and a consumer fraud presentation by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer & Business Affairs.