Protecting Yourself Against Scams

Two-Part Series Begins Next Week in Saratoga

WHAT: Phishing is a tactic that criminals use to trick people into revealing critical personal information, like passwords or credit card numbers, which is used to steal the person’s identity. This tactic is done over the phone, by email, or through social media.

Phishing is a growing problem that can have devastating effects, especially on older adults. That is why the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is hosting two in-person presentations about the topic to create awareness and provide attendees with important information about the risks and how to avoid falling victim.           

Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Erin West, recently featured in Forbes Magazine, is on the front lines fighting against these scams and bringing criminals to justice. She will share information about the different kinds of schemes happening, and how to stay vigilant.

After the presentation, audience members can ask questions during the Q&A moderated by County Supervisor Joe Simitian.

WHO: SCCLD, Deputy District Attorney Erin West, Supervisor Joe Simitian

WHEN/WHERE:  Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga

                                                Wednesday, April 19, 2023

                                                11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

                                                Please register for this event.                                                 

WHY: Supporting local community needs with reflective services was highlighted as a priority in SCCLD’s recently released Strategic Plan.

Anyone can fall victim to financial crimes. We hope this program will inform and educate our residents, so they can avoid being taken advantage of. Due to the importance of this topic, and SCCLD wants to help as many residents as possible, this presentation will be recorded and made available on