Raising awareness about how to stop fraud against senior citizens is the aim of a workshop being held on Friday at Plummer Park.
The free event, which is being sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, will have professionals on hand to inform local senior citizens about how to protect themselves from identity theft and reverse mortgage fraud as well as mail, telephone and email fraud, according to Stephanie Cohen, one of Bloom's field representatives.
"Assemblymember Bloom cares a lot about the aging population, and it's something that's important especially in that neighborhood," Cohen said. "West Hollywood has a large number of constituents that fit into that bracket, and it's such a big issue right now."
More than one million senior citizens nationwide are scammed every day, according to Cohen.
Friday's workshop will feature a panel discussion from 10 a.m. to noon that will feature legal representatives as well as those from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, the California State Controller's Office and the Contractors State License Board.
The event will take place at Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.