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IMPORTANT FRAUD ALERT FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents and visitors to be aware of a current phone scam involving criminals posing as Lee County Sheriff’s Office staff members. Using a technique known as “spoofing,” scammers utilize existing technology to transmit false caller ID numbers to your phone display.  In this particular case, calls appear to…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S FEBRUARY SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: VEHICULAR BREAK-INS

A MESSAGE FROM THE DESK OF SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO:  VEHICULAR BREAK-INS Fifteen seconds…that’s approximately the amount of time required to fully ransack the interior of your unlocked vehicle and to remove any and all valuables.  Fifteen seconds… Despite local and national efforts and public service announcements reminding vehicle owners to lock their cars and trucks…despite…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JANUARY FRAUD ALERT: CRYPTOCURRENCY SCAMS

Cryptocurrency…a digital currency that only exists electronically…is exchanged and purchased online, through an exchange platform, without the involvement of a bank or banking entity. There are many “brands” of cryptocurrency with the list growing daily. Cryptocurrency has become a popular form of investment and can be used for quick payments, to avoid transaction fees that…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JANUARY SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: SHARING BANKING PASSWORDS AND USER NAMES

A local bank manager reached out to one of our Lee County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Practitioners, just prior to the start of the new year, and shared a concern that I believe needs to be readdressed. While the topic of password security is not new, and while many have tired of warnings regarding identity…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S DECEMBER FRAUD ALERT: GIFT CARD FRAUD

It’s holiday time and many of us are wandering around stores and malls searching for the perfect gift. We roam the isles and, having been unable to find an appropriate item to purchase, we surrender and approach the rack of gift cards. Gift cards are a wonderful gift idea. It allows the recipient to select…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S DECEMBER SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: REMAINING ALERT DURING THE HOLIDAYS

It’s that time of year!  Lee County population swells with guests, tourists and snowbirds.  Our restaurants and retail stores are brimming with activity, with shoppers and long lines. While many of us have visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads, there are others with less pleasant thoughts…criminals and thieves. When out dining or shopping……
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