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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

10/27/2017 12:00 a.m.

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 will lead the next presentation, happening November 1 at 9 a.m. at Skyline Church, located at 11330 Campo Rd. in La Mesa. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event includes a complimentary breakfast.

The speaker lineup includes top experts on elder abuse and financial crimes, Detective Maureen Perkins of the Sheriff’s Department and Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood. Experts from the County’s Aging and Independent Services, the Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s Office 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.
 
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