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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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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Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise

The skyrocketing price of Platinum Group Metals has spurred an increase in catalytic converter thefts nationally and locally, so the White Plains Police Department is encouraging vehicle owners to take the necessary precautions to help prevent such crimes. Three cases of catalytic converter thefts were reported last week, bringing the

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Summer Crime Prevention Tips

Theft is a crime of opportunity. During the summer months would-be thieves are on the look-out for items which can be easily taken in moments. Unlocked doors, open windows, and open garage doors all provide a temptation to steal valuables — bikes, packages, cell phones, purses — left in plain

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Phone Scams Still Wreaking Havoc

In the past few months we have seen an increase in scams targeting White Plains Residents at their homes. Because of the ongoing pandemic, people are staying home a lot more, especially the elderly. In most cases it is nearly impossible to track the subjects who are conducting these scams

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