The East Bay Community Law Center’s Scam Prevention Project was founded in response to the high volume of seniors seeking out legal solutions after falling victim to scams. Scammers disproportionately target seniors, low-income people, and immigrants. Nationally, one-fifth of seniors fall victim to scams each year, resulting in a loss to consumers of between $3 billion and $30 billion each year.
Our Scam Prevention Project helps bring community legal services and preventive education to communities who are heavily targeted for financial scams. The project has been positively received at East Bay senior centers and senior affordable housing agencies, by service providers and attendees.
Below are resources for (1) service providers, who can facilitate scam prevention workshops in their local communities and (2) the public to prevent scams from happening. We hope that the below resources are helpful.
(1) Scam Prevention educational materials
Included in this packet is information about the most common scams, Medicare scams, internet scams, examples of mail scams, scam action planning materials, scam prevention quizzes, information about scam red flags, and prevention strategies. This packet is available in English, Mandarin, and Spanish. It can be distributed as a part of the Scam Prevention Project seminars.
Scam Prevention educational materials – English
Scam Prevention educational materials – Spanish
Scam Prevention educational materials – Mandarin
(2) Scam Prevention seminar presentations
Below are PowerPoint presentations for scam presentation seminars. They are available in English, Mandarin, and Spanish. Additionally, service providers can download a facilitator’s guide which leads facilitators through leading the scam prevention workshop seminars.
Scam Prevention presentation PowerPoint – English
Scam Prevention presentation PowerPoint – Spanish
Scam Prevention presentation PowerPoint – Mandarin
Scam prevention seminar guide for facilitators
(3) Scam Prevention Videos
EBCLC thanks Grace Alcantar for producing this video!
Did you fall victim to a scam?
If you live in Alameda County, California, call the Consumer Justice Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center for assistance.
If you live elsewhere in California, see the attached resource list.
Otherwise, visit the follow national resources:
Scam assistance resource list