ALAMEDA COUNTY -- A workshop to discuss financial fraud and scams that target seniors will be held Friday at the East Oakland Senior Center.
The workshop, hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, is the first in a series that will include sessions in Alameda and San Leandro.
The series will highlight common forms of fraud and scams aimed at seniors -- including identity theft, fraudulent bank withdrawals, fake sales and contests -- and provide educational tools to avoid them.
The speaker panel features representatives from the Alameda County District Attorney's Elder Protection Unit, Alameda County Social Services Agency's Adult Protective Services Unit and Legal Assistance for Seniors, an Oakland-based community organization.
The first workshop will be held from 10:45 a.m. to noon on March 15, at the East Oakland Senior Center, at 9255 Edes Ave. in Oakland.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Alex Boskovich in Chan's office, at 510-272-6693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.