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SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: THE REALITIES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

It’s difficult to believe that there was a time that we couldn’t communicate instantly, obtain immediate information, text and call from our vehicles. We have all, to varying degrees, become dependent upon our smart devices and cell phones. Much like other addictions, we compulsively reach...

FRAUD ALERT: USE OF THE FDIC LOGO

Nationwide, law enforcement agencies are receiving reports and complaints regarding fraudulent financial/banking “opportunities.” In 1933, Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for purposes of securing public confidence in our country’s financial system. The FDIC scrutinizes financial institutions and insures deposits within those approved...

Be Aware of Burglars’ Preferences

A MESSAGE FROM THE DESK OF SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO: BURGLARS’ PREFERENCES A very recent conversation with residents at a local community homeowners’ gathering prompted me to take this opportunity to share important information regarding nationwide burglary trends. While burglars and prowlers most definitely benefit from the...

EMERGENCY SUPPLY OF DOG AND CAT FOOD

The Lee County Sheriff's Office continues to distribute dog and cat food to those in need! Anyone needing pet food should feel free to visit us at the Lee County Sheriff's Office Miromar Outlets Community Outreach Center located inside the Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew...

STUDENT LOAD FORGIVENESS SCAM

Following the announcement of recent legislation designated to offer limited loan forgiveness, scammers diligently went to work to find ways to extract personal information from enthusiastic and unsuspecting student-load consumers. It has been reported, nationwide, that individuals have received phone calls, text messages and messages...

ALERT: TECH SUPPORT SCAMS

Last month, LCSO was notified of a “Geek Squad” scam that had been reported to our Economics Crime Unit. Along similar lines, it appears that “Tech Support” scams have become commonplace and have been reported to our agency.  This fraudulent activity involves criminals falsely representing legitimate...

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