Press Release

 

Moorpark - How to Protect Yourself During the Holidays
12/4/2013 8:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

How to Protect Yourself over the Holidays and through

the New Year.

Location:

Moorpark Senior Center -

799 Moorpark Road, Moorpark, CA. 93021

Date & Time:

December 4, 2013 ' 1:00 pm ' 2:00 pm

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Department

Narrative:

 

Statistically, over 3 million older adults fall victim to scams each year.  Criminals associated with these scams are very skilled at taking money from older adults and continue to develop new ways to scam the unsuspecting victims.  With education and awareness, older adults won't fall victim to these scams.

The Moorpark Police Department is offering a free anti-scam presentation on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at the Moorpark Senior Center, 799 Moorpark Road. 

The presentation will feature information on the different scams currently being used and what law enforcement is seeing locally.  Please plan on attending and learn how to spot the signs of common scams initiated over the phone, through the mail, or via email.  More importantly, learn how to avoid them over the holidays and through the New Year.

For additional information call Amy Garcia at Amy.Garcia@ventura.org or (805) 532-2650.

Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Timothy Lohman

 

Media Release Date:

November 19, 2013

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Amy Garcia - (805) 532-2650

 

Approved by:

Stephen Wade, Captain

 

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).###