On May 19 at 7 p.m., the City of La Cañada Flintridge will host a Public Safety Forum focusing on cyber crime and phone scams. The event will be held at City Hall in council chambers and is open to the public.
With the rise of the internet, more criminals are exploiting individuals online. Threats of stolen identities, compromised bank accounts, and extortion loom large in today’s technology-dependent world. While cyber crime is considered non-violent, the impact on victims can be devastating.
Each year, thousands of people in the U.S. lose money because of phone scams. Scammers focus their efforts on vulnerable sects of the population, including the elderly.
The Public Safety Commission and the City Council are committed to keeping residents safe and informed in the community and online. Experts will be on hand at the Public Safety Forum to provide important information to safeguard members of the community. The City’s Youth Council is also sponsoring a segment on cyber-bullying to equip families with the tools they need to combat vicious online attacks.
This forum is part of a series of public safety workshops the City is hosting to engage residents. In December of last year, the City hosted the State of the Stations, a forum for residents to engage public safety leaders on issues impacting the community.
For more information, visit the City’s website www.lcf.ca.gov.