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Protection & Security

We are committed to educating our community members about scams targeting seniors in Santa Clara County; as well as providing up-to-date information offering protection against such scams. This page offers timely data about scams reported, steps to take when targeted, and how to avoid these scams. Guidance is made available as scams are identified.

Receive updates on identified scams targeting seniors by visiting the national database:

Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning the public against common scams happening during the COVID-19 pandemic noting that scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. They’ve shared the following tips on protecting yourself from these...

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

The FTC shares that they have been seeing more scams and provide steps you can take to protect yourself, your personal information, and your wallet. Undelivered goods: Online sellers claim they have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, health and medical...

Protect Yourself from Counterfeit Medications

America’s healthcare costs are skyrocketing, and many Americans look for ways to save, including turning to online pharmacies for cheaper prescription drugs. While there are legitimate online pharmacies, many can be fraudulent. In one situation, the online pharmacy...