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Investigation Bureau Presents Senior Safety Tips


On Monday, the Lakeview Senior Center welcomed Detective Hudson and Civilian Investigator Covarrubias to discuss personal safety issues affecting senior citizens in our community. Detective Hudson and Civilian Investigator Covarrubias presented information on issues from holiday shopping safety to identity theft, which is the fastest growing crime, to current scams such as the “grandparent” or “loan modification” scams. The panel also responded to questions and provided tips such as: never sign anything under pressure, never give personal information over the phone or Internet, and to call police if something appears to be suspicious in order to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. The program was well-received and will be scheduled to repeat at additional locations in Irvine in the future.