Elder Fraud

On Wednesday, Aug. 3rd from 10am-12pm, join the City of Mill Valley, Mill Valley Police, Marin County Public Guardian, Adult Protective Services, the Financial Abuse Specialist Team (F.A.S.T), and the Marin County District Attorney’s Office for a vital discussion on elder fraud, a crucial topic affecting many seniors locally and throughout the country. This presentation from will unveil the latest scams and offer protective strategies.

Engage directly with these dedicated professionals and ask your pressing questions. Their guidance can help shield you and your loved ones from financial exploitation. This event, in collaboration with Mill Valley Library and the Recreation Department, is designed to provide essential information and foster community strength against elder fraud.

The FBI reports that last year that seniors around the country lost over $3 billion last year (an 84% increase from the prior year) to scammers who exploit trust, romance, and investment opportunities.
This event, hosted by the Mill Valley Police in partnership with the Recreation Department and Library, is designed to empower seniors to protect themselves, reduce their vulnerabilities to scams, and ensure their financial resources are preserved.
City officials say the panel and presentation will be useful even for those of us who are not yet seniors!
Here is the schedule:

10:00 am

Welcome and Introductions:  Mill Valley Police Chief Rick Navarro
10:10 am
Presentation: Salamah Locks and Jackie Whelan, Marin County Financial Abuse Services Team
10:50 am
Panel: Mark Vanderscoff, Marin County Public Guardian; Dan Steckline, Marin County Ombudsman Program; Eddie Estrada, Marin Couty Adult Protective Services; and, York Tsuruta, Marin County District Attorney’s Office.
11:30-12:00: Q&A
Registration for the free event is not required, but encouraged: https://elderfraudsummit.eventbrite.com