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SDCCU Financial Wellness Wednesdays presents free seminar on romance scams and love fraud

San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood hosts scams seminar at San Diego County Administration Center

SDCCU will present “Romance Scams and Love Fraud,” a free educational seminar with San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood 12 p.m.- 1p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at the San Diego County Administration Center, located at 1600 Pacific Coast Highway. It is part of SDCCU Financial Wellness Wednesdays, launched in partnership with the San Diego County Library in support of Live Well San Diego.

Online dating has become increasingly popular among single men and women searching for love. But unfortunately, this popularity has also piqued the interest of scam artists, and many times one’s quest for love may find fraud instead. During the seminar, Greenwood will cover current scams, romance scams and ways to protect yourself. Lunch will be provided for attendees. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register, visit, sdccu.com/seminar.
 
With more than 25 years of experience and having been involved in the prosecution of over 600 felony cases of elder and dependent adult abuse, Greenwood is a renowned, award-winning prosecutor. He’s been head of the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit since 1996 and is currently co-chair of the California District Attorney Elder Abuse Committee. He’s been featured on both CBS’s “Eye on America” and NBC’s “Nightly News.” Over his career, he has been acknowledged with numerous accolades, including the “Visionary for Change” Award, San Diego County Bar Public Service Attorney Award and the Professional Leadership Award by the Elder Financial Protection Network.
 
SDCCU is hosting Financial Wellness Wednesdays seminars at local libraries on a variety of topics aimed at improving financial health. Financial Wellness Wednesdays topics include: Ten Simple Steps to Financial Success (also touches on wills and trusts); Understanding Credit Reports; Preventing Identity Theft & Scams; Building a Better Budget; Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis; and Teens & Money. To view the presentation and topic schedule, visit sdccu.com/financialwellness.
 
As San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution and a Live Well San Diego partner, SDCCU is dedicated to improving overall economic well-being by engaging in several financial wellness efforts. Research shows that poor financial health can often lead to diminished physical health. Also, evidence suggests that the average high-school graduate lacks basic skills to manage personal finances, many young people experience difficulty balancing a checkbook and half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Together, we can help change these statistics and improve the financial health of our communities.

For access to financial wellness resources, visit sdccu.com/knowledge.

San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties. SDCCU has assets of $7.9 billion, over 342,000 customers, 40 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.