Scam Stopper Seminar to be held in Desert Hot Springs Thursday
DESERT HOT SPRINGS – Senior citizens are invited to Supervisor John J. Benoit’s scam stopper seminar at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27 to learn how to protect themselves from crimes that target the elderly.
The program is free to attend and will take place at the Desert Hot Springs Senior Center, 11-777 West Dr.
“This seminar advocates preventive measures to help older adults avoid elder abuse, identity theft and consumer fraud,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “The presentations teach attendees about the various forms of scams out there, and most importantly, to say no and avoid being a target of thieves.”
The seminar is hosted in conjunction with the Desert Hot Springs Police Department, Bureau of Automotive Repair and the Riverside County Curtailing Abuse Related to the Elderly (C.A.R.E.) Program.
The police department will discuss current crime trends and how to protect yourself. The Bureau of Automotive Repair will discuss auto scams. The C.A.R.E. program will address scams targeted at older adults and who to contact for help.
For more information, call Supervisor Benoit’s office at 760-863-8211.