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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S MAY 2024 FRAUD ALERT: AVOIDING HOME RENTAL SCAMS

Your search for an apartment or rental home has been tedious and disheartening. Rental prices and availability make the process extremely frustrating. The often difficult search for an affordable home or apartment to rent…in a suitable location…and the struggles encountered by renters…has caught the attention of scammers prepared to make you an offer that will…
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MAY 2024 SAFETY & SECURITY TIP FROM SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO: THE THREE ELEMENTS OF CRIME – LOCK IT OR LOSE IT

Often referred to as the “Crime Triangle,” three elements must exist for a crime to occur: As residents, we have no control over the behavioral choices of another individual. Nor do we have choices regarding the target of a crime. These elements belong exclusively to the potential criminal. If a thief is determined to enter…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S APRIL 2024 FRAUD ALERT: SUNPASS TEXT SCAM

You may have received this text message or one very similar: “We’ve detected a $3.95 charge for your recent usage of the Florida Express Lanes. To avoid extra fees, please settle your balance today. Click here to make your payment…” The text message appears legitimate, as does the attached link. The message, however, is fraudulent…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S APRIL 2024 SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: GAS STATION SAFETY

Unless you are operating an alternatively-powered vehicle, a visit to the gas station is likely on your weekly to-do list. As technology has made the process of filling and paying easier than in decades past, many fuel-station consumers have become so accustomed to the routine that they pay little attention to conditions around them. We…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S MARCH 2024 FRAUD ALERT: HOSTAGE SCAM CALLS

Nationwide, victims are reaching out to law enforcement agencies regarding horrific phone calls indicating that a member of the family has been abducted by a Mexican drug cartel. Calls may come from a VoIP source which digitizes audio and transmits it over the internet or may simply appear as a standard local or out-of-area phone…
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