Outsmarting Cons & Fraud | Woman’s Club Luncheon

Detective Mike Palmieri of the South Pasadena Police Department speaks at the Woman's Club luncheon on Wednesday, October 3rd

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | The beloved clubhouse of the Woman's Club of South Pasadena

Don’t be a victim of the epidemic of scams, cons and fraud aimed at unsuspecting citizens as the fall season begins and the holidays draw near!  Instead, come to an informative presentation being given by Detective Mike Palmieri of the South Pasadena Police Department at the Woman’s Club luncheon on Wednesday, October 3rd.

Palmieri will tell you how to avoid identity theft, check and credit card fraud, and related crimes at this important and timely program. Recent statistics suggest that scam and con artists were able to swindle over 25 million US adults in just one year alone, and the methods of doing so are increasing.  There are many scams involving online activities, but many crimes happen right   here in our local community as well, in day to day encounters. Palmieri will explain how to avoid becoming a victim and will answer your questions as part of his presentation

Con artists have a long history. The old saying, “He could sell you the Brooklyn Bridge,” refers to an actual con artist who DID convince several people to pay him to purchase the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City!  Back in the early 1900s, con artist George Parker did this just before he was arrested.  Woman’s Club Publicity Co-Chair, Lisa Shetler, says “We are pleased to have this informative and memorable program.  It is important for our members and all residents of South Pasadena to learn how not to become a victim of crime, and if they are, how to get out of the situation.”

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The meeting begins at 10:45 a.m. and the program starts at 11:00 a.m.  followed by a luncheon at noon. Cost is $15 per person and reservations should be made by Sunday September 30th.  Call Lynn Cathcart at (323) 255-5739 or email.  spwc1899@aol.com .  The Woman’s Club of SouthPasadena is located at 1424 Fremont  Avenue in South Pasadena.

PHOTO: courtesy of WCSP |
Woman’s Club 2016-18 Board (l-r) Diane Crum, Toni Marshall, President Mary Cox,
Diana Romano, JoAnn Snyder, Sally Ehrhearat, Mavis Hansen and Pat Payne.