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Fraud Schemes Against Seniors

Senior Citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes for the following reasons:

Article from: http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/seniors


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Senior Safety Tips

Crime and the fear of crime create special problems for the elderly. Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility, not just a job for law enforcement. Seniors can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple, commonsense suggestions. Share these tips with your neighbors and friends, to make it tough for criminals to work in your neighborhood.

AT HOME . . .





Article by: http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/aps/apsprvnt.htm


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Crime Prevention - Home & Auto

The MOST important thing YOU can do is CALL THE POLICE to report a CRIME or any SUSPICIOUS activity. You have to be the eyes of your neighborhood. And remember you can always remain a pair of anonymous eyes!

Light up your residence, lock your doors at all times, and call the Police when you see something suspicious.

Don't Tempt a Thief:

Locks…Get the Best:

Targeting the Outside:


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If Your Home Is Broken Into:

If you come home to find an unexplained open/broken window or door:

Other precautions you should take:

Car Burglaries
Tips on how to avoid car break-ins:


Article from: San Jose Police Dept.


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Information and recommendations are compiled from sources believed to be reliable. The Sheriff’s Office  makes no guarantee as to and assumes no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required under particular circumstances.