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Jan 23

Beware of Print and Online Classifieds Scams

Posted to This blog is part of the City's Let's Talk Public Safety Program on January 23, 2019 at 7:11 PM by Michlynn St. John

Classifieds, both online and in print, are great for selling or buying everything from clothes and electronics to vehicles and collectibles. Posts are easy to create or browse through, and they often beat the alternative – investing long hours holding or going to garage or estate sales, which may or may not yield the results we want. Unfortunately, where there are opportunities to get deals or make a profit, there is also a potential for scams to occur regardless of whether you are the one selling or buying.

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Nov 28

Holiday Shopping Season Is Here ... Take Steps to Keep Your Information Safe While Shopping Online

Posted to This blog is part of the City's Let's Talk Public Safety Program on November 28, 2018 at 5:15 PM by Deputy Aaron Scheller

Holiday shopping season is here, and we’ll be deciding if we visit a store or hop online to buy gifts and essentials for our family gatherings. If you think you’ll be choosing the virtual cart over the store cart to make your holiday purchases, it’s important you take preventive measures to protect yourself from identity theft. There are several simple yet very important steps you can take to prevent your personal and financial information from getting into the wrong hands.

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