State Bar workshops give seniors, immigrants tools to fight fraud

Seniors at the Santa Clara Senior Center educate themselves against fraud – Photo by California Statewide Law Enforcement Association

Seniors at the Santa Clara Senior Center educate themselves against fraud – Photo by California Statewide Law Enforcement Association

How do you ensure a charity is legitimate before giving money? If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS and suspect it’s a scam, what should you do? How can you make sure that you are hiring a licensed lawyer?

Those were just a few of the questions addressed last month at a series of free seminars aimed at giving consumers the information they need to protect themselves against fraud.

The State Bar joined other regulatory agencies at the free workshops in March and April. Some seminars were tailored to a senior citizen audience and others focused on the topic of immigration fraud.

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