City of Palmdale to Host Free Identity Theft and Scam Prevention Presentations

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s neighborhood services department will host two Identity Theft and Scam Prevention presentations, one at the Palmdale City Council Chamber, located at 38250 Sierra Hwy, Suite B on March 4 at 7 pm and the other on Wednesday, March 11 at 9 am at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors located at 930 E Avenue Q.

The presentations are free and open to the public. Topics covered at this presentation will include: Identity Theft - learn how identity theft occurs, how to minimize your risk and what to do if you become a victim of identity theft; Scams, Schemes and Cons - learn how to identify the many scams out there and avoid becoming a victim; and Internet Scams and Online Safety - learn how crooks use the computer to steal your personal information, scam you out of money and what you can do to stop it. scams aimed at seniors and how to minimize risk of becoming a victim.

“March 1 through March 7 is National Consumer Protection Week and the City of Palmdale is offering these free presentations on how to be a safe consumer while protecting your identity and avoiding scams both online and by phone,” said Palmdale Public Safety Supervisor Kery German. “We want to arm our residents with some tools to limit the harm, frustration and expense that can accompany the many types of scams out there.”

For more information contact the Public Safety Office at 661/267-5170.