In effort to protect the elderly against consumer fraud, 18th District Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) will host two "Senior Scam Stopper" seminars in February.
A panel of six different experts will provide information and advice on anything from auto repair to telecommunications scams. The seminars are aimed at giving seniors information and tools needed to "recognize potential scams, ask the right questions and fend off fraud," according to invitations sent out residents in Hayashi's district last week.
Officials from her district office confirmed that Hayashi, who is Chair of the Assembly Committe on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection, is expected to attend the seminars in both Castro Valley and Pleasanton early February. Other areas that fall in her district are San Leandro, Dublin and the unincorporated areas of San Lorenzo, Ashland and Cherryland.
Invitations were sent out to her consitituents this past week.
It will be the first event Hayashi will host since and was sentenced to three years probation. She also had to pay $180 in fines and fees and remain at least 50 feet away from the Neiman Marcus store .
During the court hearing, Hayashi's that may have had a connection to her shoplifting.
After her plea was announced, many constituents seemed outraged. Though she offered an many .
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Senior Scam Stopper Seminar Info:
Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the s main hall.
Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the multipurpose room.
To RSVP, please call the District Office at 510-583-8818.