Fraud is the fastest
growing crime segment. All residents can be targets of fraud regardless of age.
Fraud can occur via Door-to-Door Sales, Computer
Pop-ups, Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls, and Emails.
Contact the police with any fraud concerns.
- Never wire
money or give out your bank account number or credit card
number unless you are certain it is legit…always stop and
ask a family member or the police before sending money or
- Never allow
anyone into your home that you have not contacted for
service. If strangers are going door- to-door in your
neighborhood please call 911 and have our police assess the
Protect your identity at all times. If you suspect
identity theft call the Carnegie Police for assistance.
- Never give
out your Social Security number unless you are sure the
request is legit.
check your credit card, bank, and other account statements
- Shred items
with personal information.
- Never share
private information on unsecure
computer sites, public Wi-Fi or hotspots.
How to Prevent Identity Theft CLICK HERE
- Lock all
doors at night and when you are not home.
burglaries happen during the day so make sure your home is
secure during the day.
- Ground floor
windows should always be locked when not home or sleeping.
- Make sure
sliding glass doors, basement doors, garage doors and back
doors are secure.
- Always lock
your vehicle when parked.
- Never leave
valuables in your vehicle (e.g. phone, money, purse,
computer, and packages).
- Make sure
your house number is clearly displayed and visible at night.
- Always call
911 when you see strange vehicles and/or people in your
neighborhood; our police will assess the situation…better
safe than sorry.
Home Security Checklist CLICK HERE
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