CalPERS Issues Fraud Alert for Riverside County Members
March 30, 2016
Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Brad W. Pacheco, Deputy Executive Officer
Contact: Jeanie Esajian, Information Officer
Recent reports of individuals posing as CalPERS employees
SACRAMENTO, CA - Members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) living in Riverside County, California, have recently reported that individuals posing as CalPERS employees are attempting to engage with members at their place of residence. This is to alert CalPERS members in the Riverside County area to be cautious and to prevent them from being victimized.
CalPERS members in the City of Corona in Riverside County reported to CalPERS that a well-dressed male approached their place of residence and indicated that he wanted to discuss member discounts that are now available to them. The members were presented with information on a clipboard that accompanied an envelope marked with a CalPERS logo and a form of an employee badge.
It is important for members in Riverside County to know that CalPERS does not contact members by going door-to-door. CalPERS members are advised to be cautious if they are contacted at their place of residence by any individual representing themselves as a CalPERS employee/representative. CalPERS members should get any identifying information (e.g., vehicles, business cards, names) of the person, and immediately contact the Riverside Police Department and notify CalPERS at 888 CalPERS (or 888 225-7377).
For more than eight decades, CalPERS has built retirement and health security for state, school, and public agency members who invest their lifework in public service. Our pension fund serves more than 1.8 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for nearly 1.4 million members and their families in our health program, making us the largest defined-benefit public pension in the U.S. CalPERS' total fund market value currently stands at nearly $288 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.