Crime Prevention Tips
Crime Trends & How to Protect Yourself
Here are some recent trends we are seeing and information on how you can protect yourself.
IRS Phone Scams
Someone will call you claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Callers will threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things.
Bank Phone Scams
These scams are similar to IRS Phone Scams. Someone claiming to represent your bank will call you and claim your account has been compromised. They will ask for account or card information.
"Nigerian 419" or Lottery Scams
The scammer may contact you via phone, letter, email, text or through social networking sites. They will say you have won a large sum of money and must transfer funds to him/her to secure this prize.
Arrest Warrant Scams
The scammer will contact you claiming to represent a law enforcement agency. They will claim you have a warrant out for your arrest and they are going to turn you in unless you transfer money to them.
Things to Remember
It is easier to hang up on (or disconnect from) the person and double check the validity of their request than it is to get your money back later.
Only make purchases on trusted sites and always safeguard your information.
If you think you may have been scammed, call us at (712) 328-5737, option 1 to file a report or speak with an officer.