Mail Theft & Check Fraud Awareness

Our Department is investigating recent check fraud reports and would like to offer the following information to our residents: Checks that are mailed out from various US Postal & personal mailboxes can be collected by thieves and altered. How? Thieves steal mail from personal mailboxes Thieves obtain US Postal Mailbox

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Road Rage: How to Avoid Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving is a major concern of the American public and a real threat to the safety of all road users. In a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation, nearly 9 in 10 respondents said they believed aggressive drivers were a “somewhat” or “very serious” threat to their personal safety.

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Holiday Safety & Crime Prevention

The holidays are a time to reconnect with family and friends, but they also can present seasonal safety hazards. Here are some tips that we have collected from several sources to help you keep your home safe this holiday season. Holiday Decorating Tips Hospital emergency rooms treat thousands of people

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Beware, tax scams come in all shapes

The IRS keeps track of tax scams. But you, the taxpayer, should also be aware of these schemes, which, other than being illegal, can lead to massive problems, including the imposition of significant penalties, interest and possible criminal prosecution. Here’s a look a some common schemes: Return-preparer fraud. Dishonest tax-return

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Rental Scams

The City of White Plains Police Department has observed a recent uptick in citizens reporting being the victims of apartment rental scams.  These scams often begin with the complainant responding to a posting on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.  WPPD would like to provide the following tips to potential renters to

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Social Security Scam Alert

From the Social Security Administration Website. The Social Security Administration will never threaten, scare, or pressure you to take an immediate action. If you receive a call, text, or email that… Threatens to suspend your Social Security number, even if they have part or all of your Social Security number

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