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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S DECEMBER 2023 FRAUD ALERT: ‘TIS THE TIME TO GIVE…

The holiday season brings out the very best in many of us and it is a time of year that people are in a giving spirit. The holiday season is a time for appreciation and to think of others who are less fortunate or are in need of assistance. Coincidentally, at this time of year,…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S NOVEMBER 2023 FRAUD ALERT: VA AID AND ATTENDANCE/HOUSEBOUND BENEFITS SCAMS

As we prepare to honor our United States military veterans on Veterans Day, I find it inconceivable that there are individuals who would target those who have served our nation. The Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance and/or Housebound benefits provide much-needed financial assistance to qualified veterans and their survivors. Many of these veterans are bedridden,…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S NOVEMBER 2023 SAFETY & SECURITY TIP:  THOUGHTS FOR VACATIONERS

The year has certainly flown by! It’s November, Thanksgiving is weeks away and many of us are beginning to make plans for holiday vacations. While our focus is on family gatherings, purchasing airline tickets and reserving hotel rooms, please include home security as a component of your planning. Before we address residential security practices, it…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S OCTOBER 2023 FRAUD ALERT: UNSOLICITED ENCOUNTERS

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to protect the residents of our county, will always share information regarding newly created scams and trending fraudulent practices. Despite these efforts, the volume and variety of these scams makes it nearly impossible to catalogue and to combat. What is feasible is to make our residents aware…
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