Sheriff's Weekly Report
Visit the link to view the Sheriff's weekly report for December 12-18, 2022.
The Sheriff’s weekly report is always for the week prior to the City Manager’s report
Identity Theft Awareness:
Identity theft, typically conducted by means of mail theft and phishing scams, is a prevalent crime due to available and ever-advancing technology. It is a lucrative crime with relatively low risk, especially when a phishing scam is used where the criminal enterprise is typically conducted out-of-state or over-seas.
Internet fraudsters impersonate a business or other entity, such as a social security office, with the purpose of luring or tricking you into giving your personal or financial information, typically done via spam calls, e-mails, text or pop-up messages, it’s called phishing. The following are some tips about how to avoid becoming a victim of this type of fraud:
Spot imposters – scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, family member, charity or a company.
Do some research – Type the organization name, request type or phone number into an online search browser to see if others have reported the same scheme as a scam.
Do not believe your caller ID – technology makes it easy for scammers to fake caller ID.
Do not pay upfront for a promise – scammers may ask you to pay in advance.
Consider how you pay – credit cards have significant fraud protection built in, but other payment methods do not – such as paying with a gift card.
Talk to someone – before you give up money or your personal information, slow down and talk to someone you trust.
Hang up on robocalls – if you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales pitch, hang up.
When in doubt, give us a call! Our Non-Emergency Number is (408) 299-2311.