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Community is invited to attend free event focused on how to avoid financial scammers

San Diego County Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the County of San Diego’s “Don’t Get Hooked” events program

SDCCU is a proud sponsor of the County of San Diego’s “Don’t Get Hooked” events program aimed at providing citizens tools to avoid financial scams. County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus will lead the next forum, happening May 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Poway Community Park Auditorium, located at 13094 Civic Center Drive in Poway. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. and the event includes a complimentary breakfast. 

The speaker lineup will include victims of scams, Detective Maureen Perkins of the Sheriff’s Department and Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood, who is an expert on elder abuse and financial crimes. Experts from the County’s Aging and Independent Services, and representatives from San Diego County Credit Union, will also be onsite to provide advice and answer questions.
 
According to the County, scammers view seniors as easy prey and are targeting a growing number of them. The County handles about 9,000 cases of elder and dependent abuse annually, many of which are fraud-related, which is why Supervisor Jacob and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis teamed up in 2015 to bring more attention to the issue of senior scams and to offer advice through “Don’t Get Hooked,” a public awareness campaign. For more information about “Don’t Get Hooked,” visit sdcda.org.
 
Supporting “Don’t Get Hooked” is one of many ways SDCCU supports the County of San Diego and its Live Well San Diego initiative to promote healthy, safe and thriving communities. SDCCU was the first, and remains the only, financial institution to be named a Live Well San Diego partner.
 
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $7.4 billion, over 316,000 customers, 38 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.