Public invited to East County Economic Crimes Forum

Stopping Cybercriminals

Members of the public are welcome to attend the first-ever Economic Crimes Forum in East County hosted by seven chambers of commerce to learn how scams and cyber-crimes impact businesses and the community. At the event, experts from the District Attorney’s Office will teach attendees how to protect themselves and their businesses from becoming victims of fraud and other economic-related crimes.

“Crime prevention through partnership with the community we serve is an important part of our mission at the DA’s Office,” said District Attorney Summer Stephan. “We have an entire division dedicated to prosecuting economic crimes and holding the perpetrators accountable, but our prosecutors and investigators are also using their expertise to stop these crimes from happening in the first place and to protect the business community.”

The seven chambers of commerce hosting this event are the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, the East County Economic Development Council, the Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, the Alpine Chamber of Commerce, and the Santee Chamber of Commerce.

The East County Economic Crimes Forum is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Grossmont College Theatre Room 26-220, located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Kathy Kassel: or 619-561-1031.