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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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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S MARCH 2024 SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT ONLINE RISKS

For those of us old enough to remember life before the internet, today’s access to information online is remarkable. However, like most other technologies, criminals and wrong-doers have found numerous ways to turn this extraordinary tool into something dark, devious and dangerous. Despite ongoing and endless warnings to parents and their children, minors continue to…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S FEBRUARY 2024 FRAUD ALERT: 2023 FRAUD NUMBERS ARE IN.

The Federal Trade Commission works diligently, throughout the year, to both document consumer fraud incidents, as well as to notify law enforcement of current trends and activities. The information is stored in a secure database called the “Consumer Sentinel Network” and available to law enforcement agencies only. This information is extremely valuable and we pass…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JANUARY 2024 FRAUD ALERT: LOVE IS JUST A CLICK AWAY…

Shortly following the start of the new year, holiday scammers tuck away their fraudulent Christmas emails, to be used again next year, and begin preparing their romance scam materials. Romance scams have become more popular and more deceptive and, as developing an online relationship takes a bit of time, the Valentine’s Day scammers are already…
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