Online Seminar on Tuesday Discusses How to Recognize the Latest Scams and How to Avoid Them

Scams are nothing new, but new scams keep popping up all the time. Some of the most recent scams involve the COVID-19 vaccine and/or federal stimulus payments.

The City of West Hollywood is hosting a virtual seminar to discuss some of these new scams on Tuesday at 5 p.m. The city is joining with Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s office and the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board to discuss these latest scams.

“Senior Scam Stoppers” will feature expert speakers to discuss how to recognize these scams and what to do if you fall victim to one of them.

“Coronavirus scams seem to be spreading as quickly as the virus itself,” said Mayor Lindsey Horvath. “The City of West Hollywood wants to be certain that all members of our community get through this challenging time without falling victim to scams. Informing older adults about how to protect themselves from scammers is an important part of our work during this pandemic and beyond.”

The seminar is free and open to everyone, but advance registration is required. To sign up, go to this link: https://caasm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1ShH5OugRIq6oisUAdPf2w.

A link to view the event and the number for those who wish to listen by phone will be emailed to registered participants before the start of the seminar. The event will also be livestreamedand archived for future viewingon the City’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/wehotv.

People who wish to submit questions in advance can do so online at bit.ly/WeHoScamStoppers2021 or by voicemail at(323) 848-6302; the deadline to submit questions is Friday at 5 p.m.

The city has been presenting these Senior Scam Stoppers seminars since 1999 as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting older adults’ well-being as part of the City’s Aging in Place/Aging in Community Initiative. More information about the initiative can be found at www.weho.org/aging.

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