Monday, December 13, 2010

TODAY EVENT -- 10 A.M. Anti-Fraud Program Press Conference



Local Contact: Rigoberto Reyes, Los Angeles County Consumer Affairs Office,  213-974-9750


New Anti-Fraud Program to be Launched in Los Angeles County

Aim is to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions from Fake Check Scams


On Monday, December 13 at 10:05 a.m., the Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs, the California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues, the California Bankers Association, and Consumer Federation of America will announce the start of a new and innovative program to protect consumers and financial institutions in Los Angeles County from fake check scams. Speakers will:

·         Illustrate what fake check scams are and how they work

·         Present examples of fake checks used in these scams

·         Identify the misconceptions about checks that lead to scams

·         Describe the new partnership with participating banks and credit unions in the Los Angeles area to provide consumers with the information they need to avoid victimization


EVENT:                     “Don’t Become a Target” Press Conference

DATE:                        December 13, 2010

TIME:             10:05 a.m.

LOCATION:  The steps outside of the Los Angeles County Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles (in case of rain press conference will be in the Hall by the entrance)

SPEAKERS:            Susan Grant, Director of Consumer Protection, CFA

Rigoberto Reyes, Acting Director, Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs

Tena Lozano, Director, Credit Union Development, California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues

Beth Mills, Vice President of Communications, California Bankers Association


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