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Seminar Aims to Stop Scams on Seniors

Sen. Fran Pavley will host the event.

Senator Fran Pavley will host a seminar next month aimed at helping seniors avoid being the victim of common scams.

Held in cooperation with the Contractor's State License Board, which began hosting these seminars in response to complaints about unscrupulous contractors and others preying on seniors, the event will cover topics such as protecting yourself from identity theft and avoiding investment, home and car repair-based scams.

“The state of California has many ways to punish scammers when they are caught,” said Pavley. “But by then, for many, the damage is already done. It can take years to rebuild ones finances and cope with the other damage caused by these scammers—time that seniors would rather spend with their families and friends.”

The seminar is set to run from 9 to 11 a.m. March 8 at the First United Methodist Church of Canoga Park, 22700 Sherman Way, West Hills.

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