Jackson to Host 'Senior Scam Stopper' Seminar in Spanish on Thursday in Santa Barbara

February 03, 2016

English Translation To Be Provided

SANTA BARBARA – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will host a free seminar on Thursday, February 4 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Santa Barbara to provide information to Spanish-speaking seniors on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. The City of Santa Barbara and the California Contractors State License Board are co-hosting the seminar, with support from local organizations, the Community Action Commission and the Latino Elder Outreach Network.

English translation of the seminar will also be provided.

“Seniors are all too frequently the target of scams that can rob them of precious life savings,” said Jackson. “With a seminar like this, I am hoping we can empower them with education and information and help our often unsuspecting seniors protect themselves.”

Jackson hosted two seminars last year in Camarillo and Santa Maria that were well-attended. The Santa Barbara presentation will be held primarily in Spanish in an effort to extend these resources to the Latino community.

Along with Jackson, speakers will include Maria Gonzales, California Contractors State License Board; Peter Meza, California Department of Insurance; and a representative from the California Bureau of Real Estate. Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain assistance if they have been scammed.

The seminar will be held at the Franklin Neighborhood Center, 1136 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Jackson’s office at (805) 965-0862.

Jackson represents the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.