Crime Prevention Tips


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Nov 19
Plan on doing holiday shopping? Read this before you do. 
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Oct 23
What do you know about cryptocurrency?
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Oct 02
October is National Crime Prevention Month. Check out how we can help you stay safe. 
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Sep 04
Are you an Amazon shopper?
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Aug 05
Suspicious Packages Circulate Southwest Florida 
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Jul 23
Don't Fall for This Call!
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Jul 07
Don't miss "Shred the Day 2020" this Saturday!
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Jun 26
What's in your hurricane survival kit? 
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Jun 05
Scammers are now emailing their victims requesting gift cards for family members.
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May 13
If you are a grandparent, please read this.
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Apr 14
Scammers don't rest even in a pandemic. Read how to avoid becoming a victim of the COVID-19 scam.  
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Mar 24
Did you know that leaving your car doors unlocked can lead to other crimes?
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Mar 06
Check out these tips when changing your clock.
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Feb 21
If you want to be in the know, we've got you covered. 
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Feb 04
How safe is your tax return?
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Dec 04
Protect Your Packages from Pirates
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Nov 15
Stop and Think before clicking, buying, opening!
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Oct 23

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Oct 01
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Sep 05
Don't miss this important training that will help parents and others to recognize and identify safety threats and risks to our schools and communities. 
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Aug 21
Do you know the difference between Synthetic Identity Fraud and the more traditional Identity Fraud? 
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Aug 09
Find out the best way to safeguard your child's identity. 
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Jun 14
What's the trick in this?
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Jun 11
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - Know the Signs
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Jun 07

Find out what the U.S. Census Bureau will never ask you.

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May 17
Are those phone calls claiming to be from a Microsoft representative for real? Check out this Fraud Alert to find out.  
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May 03
Looking for a vacation get-a-way? Do your homework first.
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Apr 23

Don't forget to clean out your medicine cabinet when Spring cleaning.

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Apr 16
Sheriff Carmine Marceno wants you to be part of the Deputy Dogs Pets on Patrol program, helping to ensure the safety of your community
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Apr 15
Teen Driver Challenge partners with Miromar Outlets. Find out how.
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Apr 10
Keep your boat afloat with these common sense safety tips.
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Mar 13

You are invited to take part in our upcoming Tip a Cop event as we join together with area first responders and Texas Roadhouse to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Florida.

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Feb 22
Don't miss your chance to shred.
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Feb 20
Be on the lookout for these two scams targeting Lee County residents.
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Feb 06
Are you a member of an online dating service? Take the time to read this Safety and Security Tip before you get scammed. 
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Jan 17

Our fraud line is here to help protect you and your loved ones. Find out how we can help.

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Jan 10
Hurry to Register - Seats are filling fast!
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Dec 31
Find out what you can do to protect your money and your identity in 2019. 
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Dec 18
Register now for this special event brought to you by the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Crime Prevention Association!
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Dec 18
What would you do if you unexpectedly found yourself in the chaos of an active shooter or mass casualty event?  Would you know what to do to survive and assist the injured around you?  Let us help you formulate a plan. Register today. 


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Dec 04

Beware of Scam Calls Impersonating LCSO  

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Nov 19
Heads up residents. Take time to read about a scam that could pop up in your inbox this holiday season. 
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Nov 06
Going Holiday Shopping? You Don't Want to Miss These Safety Deals.
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Nov 05
Thank you Lee County!
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Oct 29
The Lee County Sheriff's Office wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween experience. Take a minute to read these tips to make sure you and your family stay safe while trick-or-treating. 
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Oct 11
Do you walk your pet? We Need You! Find out how you can be a part of our new Crime Prevention program.
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Sep 26

Today is National Situational Awareness Day. Do you have a personal safety plan in place?

You are encouraged to take a moment to read the attached press release to find out what you can do to protect yourself.

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Sep 21
Don't fall for this scam call. 
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Sep 13
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Sep 07
Debit or Credit? Choose wisely.
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Aug 16
Learn basic self-defense techniques and common sense strategies that just might save your life.
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Aug 02
Have you had "the" talk yet? 
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Jul 06

Use this Top 10 Security Checklist Before Heading Out On Vacation

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Jun 27
Register Now for Free Self-Defense Class for Ladies in High School and College
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Jun 19
Don't be fooled by this fake phone call. 
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Jun 15
Do you know the signs of elder abuse? Today is the day to learn how to recognize this horrible crime.
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Jun 13

Register Now. Time is Running Out.

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Jun 04

Don't let crooks steal your summer fun! Pack these safety tips in your suitcase no matter where your plans take you.  

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May 30
Seats for this community event are filling up fast. Register online today!
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May 03

"Know Before You Go". Familiarize yourself with these simple tips to keep from becoming a victim of the vacation rental scam.

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Apr 27
Do you have unwanted medicine you would like to dispose of? Look no further than the Lee County Sheriff's Office
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Apr 20
Check out these tips before you click on your next random Google search.
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Apr 11

Don’t become a victim of the IRS Tax Scam!  Instead, learn how you can beat these scammers at their own game.

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Apr 06

Project Lifesaver + Autism = Peace of Mind.

 If you or someone you know is prone to wandering due to Autism, please take a moment to read the attached information to see how the Lee County Sheriff's Office can help.

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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.

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Feb 22

Fraudster uses jury duty, court cases to scare you

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

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Jan 23

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

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

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Nov 20
Company agrees to pay out millions to scam victims.
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Nov 03
Find out what you can do to avoid being a victim of crime in your neighborhood.
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Nov 01
Are you a Medicare recipient? If so, check out the truth about this year's open enrollment.
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Oct 05
Take this quick test to see if you can outsmart an online identity thief.
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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.
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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.

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Sep 06

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

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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.
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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
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Aug 11
ATM customers must take basic precautions when using debit/ATM cards
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Jul 15
Over half of all vehicles burglarized or stolen were left unlocked
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Jul 01
These simple, common-sense safety tips ensure your home is secure while you’re away
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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
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May 15
Are you planning a vacation or looking for a new place to live by searching available properties online?
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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
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Debit cards offer you convenience when shopping, but what happens if yours falls into the wrong hands this holiday season?
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Start your new year off by marking these free educational seminars on your calendar. See you there.   

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Education Can Save You a Citation and More
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The Lee County Sheriff's Office wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween experience. Take a minute to read these tips to make sure you and your family stay safe while trick-or-treating. 

1. Trick-or-treat only at a trusted neighbors home and never go inside a stranger's house in order to get candy. 

2. Dress like a ghoul or goblin, but stay safe. Make sure costumes and candy bags or pails are reflective. To avoid tripping, costumes should not drag on the ground and masks, hats, and shoes should be well-fitting. 

3. If you plan to be driving during trick-or-treat hours, watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs. Be sure to enter and exit driveways carefully. 

4. Use well-marked routes to get to the candy. Always use the sidewalk, and do not cut across yards or use alleys. Wherever possible, cross the road at a crosswalk. 

5. When in doubt, throw the candy out. Avoid candy that has loose wrappings, is completely unwrapped, has puncture holes, or is homemade and not factory-wrapped. Small children should not be allowed hard candy, which could be a choking hazard. 

6. If you encounter a suspicious person or activity while out trick or treating, call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 477-1000. 

We want everyone to BOO safe out there!

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