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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: fraud.org.

Protect Yourself from Scams and Find Support

Everyone has a right to safety and justice. However, it is estimated that millions of older adults, from all walks of life encounter harmful scams every year. Providing necessary supports to keep everyone safe and engaged as we age is crucial. Ageism (biases against...

FTC Warns of Scams Related to Economic Payments

Becca Kelly Slaughter, Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), validates that the American Rescue Plan is now law. That means a lot of individuals will soon be getting desperately needed economic impact payments of up to fourteen hundred dollars. ...

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...