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Join an upcoming Zoom presentation on California Tenants’ Rights!

Join an upcoming Zoom presentation on California Tenants’ Rights!

Click the link to register: https://bit.ly/2S7bjer EnglishMay 4th 12pm (noon)May 11th 12 pm (noon)May 25th 12 pm (noon)June 1st 12 pm (noon)June 15th 12 pm (noon) Spanish May 18th 12 pm (noon)June 8th 12 pm (noon) Online ZOOM Meeting informationGo to Zoom.us , click on “Join a Meeting”Enter Meeting ID: 885 1686 7370 Passcode: 56789or click the link: https://bit.ly/3vlXGX6or Call in 1-669-900-6833 (You will be asked to put inMeeting ID and passcode above, followed by #) Questions? Call 858-565-1392 or Email: RKendrick@seniorlawca.orgFunded by: State Bar of California – Homelessness Prevention Serie de Derechos de Inquilinos los martesInformación de la reunión ZOOM en líneaIr a Zoom.us , haga clic en “Entrar a una reunion”ID de la reunión: 885 1686 7370 Contraseña: 56789o haga clic en el enlace: https://bit.ly/3vlXGX6o llame 1-669-900-6833 (Se le pedirá que ingrese el IDde la reunión y el código de acceso arriba, seguido de #) ¿Preguntas? Llame 858-565-1392 or RKendrick@seniorlawca.orgFundado por: Barra de Estado de California -Fondo de Prevención de las personas sin...

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Popular Landlord-Tenant Guide Updated

The California Department of Real Estate recently released the updated version of “California Tenants: A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities.” The popular guide was last published by the California Department of Consumer Affairs in 2012 but became somewhat obsolete in the last few years. Numerous substantive changes to landlord-tenant law are included in the new version of “California Tenants.” The 2019 Tenant Protection Act (known as AB 1482) provides protections for certain long-term tenants by limiting rent increases and requiring landlords to state a cause for termination in certain cases (and sometimes even paying relocation benefits). The publication also alerts consumers of emergency legislation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On August 31, 2020, the California legislature passed the “Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 (known as AB 3088),” which included the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020. Tenants who experience financial distress due to the pandemic (e.g. income loss) may have eviction protections under the Tenant Relief Act or a...

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USS Bonhomme Richard – giving to sailors in need

by Carol Kando-Pineda Counsel, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education You may have seen reports of the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard. Dozens of sailors fled the burning ship and lost all their possessions. When a distressing event like this happens, many folks look for ways to help. But you also want to make sure your money gets to the people you want to help. In this case, scammers are making that more difficult. Officials at Naval Base Coronado have sounded the alarm about fake crowdfunding pages trying to take advantage of the...

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Scam Update: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. We urge people of all ages to take note of the ongoing scams affecting seniors in our communities. Typical scams targeting older Americans thrive on financial abuse and exploitation. Scams are illegal and a form of elder abuse. Last week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned residents to be cautious about scammers pretending to be coronavirus contact tracers.[1] As more public health orders relax, counties are hiring contract tracers to track and identify outbreaks of coronavirus. There have already been numerous reports of scammers posing as contract tracers and asking for private information, such as Medicare number, Social Security number or bank account information. Contract tracers will never ask for such personal information, or banking information. Attorney General Becerra urges residents to report such fraud to his office immediately. The California Senior Medicare Patrol also has a toll-free hotline to report scams involving private health information: 1-855-613-7080. The IRS reported recent scams related to fake charities and phishing schemes by email, letter,...

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