Crime Prevention Tips

Mar 08

Would you let someone "borrow" your bank account to deposit a check? If so, you better think again because it could cost you more than you realize.

Feb 22

Fraudster uses jury duty, court cases to scare you

Feb 16
Don't be scammed by con-artists offering home repair.
Jan 26

Are you looking forward to getting your tax refund? Tax identity thieves may be looking forward to getting your refund too. You are invited to take part in a series of social media events beginning next week during the Federal Trade Commission’s “ Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week”.  Check out how you can find resources to share in blog posts, newsletters and with your social media friends and family. 

Jan 23

Don't take the bait in this "phishing" scam making its way to your inbox. Think before you click the link.

Jan 08
Start your new year off by marking these free educational seminars on your calendar. See you there.   
Jan 05
Looking for love online? Check out these tips to make sure you don't get duped.
Dec 19
Dec 14

Have you heard of Social Security redirection? If you are a recipient of Social Security benefits you won't want to miss this event. 

If you haven't created a personal estate plan to ensure your wishes are carried out at your death, this seminar is for you as well. 

Nov 20
Company agrees to pay out millions to scam victims.
Nov 03
Find out what you can do to avoid being a victim of crime in your neighborhood.
Nov 01
Are you a Medicare recipient? If so, check out the truth about this year's open enrollment.
Oct 05
Take this quick test to see if you can outsmart an online identity thief.
Sep 21
As residents continue to rebuild from Hurricane Irma, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office reminds homeowners to be aware of scams and price gouging.
Sep 18

Hurricane Irma has left many Southwest Florida homeowners with leaky roofs, water intrusion, downed trees, and crumbling infrastructure. Sadly, it has also brought us many scam artists and other criminals.

Sep 06

The urge to rush into repairs without first doing your homework can leave you vulnerable.

Aug 18
The Lee County Sheriff Office is warning residents to be aware of unsolicited contact from someone offering “money for nothing” grants or Pell grant money in exchange for a small processing fee.
Aug 15
We urge you to remain vigilant in protecting your identity, credit card, and bank account information by familiarizing yourself with the three most reported complaints
Aug 11
ATM customers must take basic precautions when using debit/ATM cards
Jul 15
Over half of all vehicles burglarized or stolen were left unlocked
Jul 01
These simple, common-sense safety tips ensure your home is secure while you’re away
Jun 01
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office offers many programs that provide information on how women can protect themselves, their children, grandchildren, homes and personal information
May 15
Are you planning a vacation or looking for a new place to live by searching available properties online?
May 01
Remember: the IRS will never use a phone call to threaten to arrest you, take out a warrant on you, or deport you if you do not pay
Debit cards offer you convenience when shopping, but what happens if yours falls into the wrong hands this holiday season?

Start your new year off by marking these free educational seminars on your calendar. See you there.