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Category: Crime Prevention

SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S MAY SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: CRIME PREVENTION AT THE WORKPLACE

As many of us are returning to the workplace following a lengthy time away, I felt that this month’s “Safety & Security Tip” should remind everyone of the importance of workplace security. Most, if not all of us, go to great lengths to secure our homes and our vehicles, but do little when it comes…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S APRIL FRAUD ALERT

MALWARE HIDDEN IN JOB SEARCH LINKS The last year has been challenging in many ways. Many, if not most, Lee County residents struggled, in one way or another, as the pandemic raged. Sadly, a good number of our friends and neighbors found themselves out of work and unable to find employment. If searching for employment…
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MARCH FRAUD ALERT: UNSCRUPULOUS TAX PREPARERS

While the vast majority of tax preparers are trustworthy and well-intentioned, there are those who use the tax-filing process to commit fraudulent and criminal acts. Choose your tax-preparer carefully! Remember…you are entrusting these people with your most sensitive data. Avoid unscrupulous preparers who ask you to sign a blank return, promising to complete it at…
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GARAGE DOOR SECURITY

In addition to allowing access to any and all property left inside of the garage, this practice now turns your interior garage door into an exterior door. That being said, this internal garage door should now meet exterior standards in regard to thickness, locking mechanism and framing. These doors should be of solid-core construction and…
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PROTECTING YOUR PURSE/WALLET WHILE AT THE MARKET

Shopping carts…or buggies, as they are often referred to below the Mason-Dixon Line…are an absolute necessity when doing one’s weekly shopping at the market. Imagine needing to carry dozens of items from aisle to aisle as we attempt to gather our food purchases. The child-safety seat atop the cart, when not occupied by a child,…
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