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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Long Term Recovery Coalition of Broward County

The mission of the Long Term Recovery Coalition of Broward County is to achieve efficient, effective long-term disaster recovery by coordinating and collaboration among its members in order to address the unmet needs of the community. ?

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Scam Emails Demand Bitcoin, Threaten Blackmail

The FTC uses the information it gets from people who report scams to keep close watch on trends, so we can alert you to changes.

The FTC uses the information it gets from people who report scams to keep close watch on trends, so we can alert you to changes. Here’s one: reports of Bitcoin blackmail scams have taken a big jump in the last few weeks. The emails say they hack...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

FTC Sends More Warnings to Sellers of Scam Coronavirus Treatments

Last month, the FTC and FDA sent warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. Today, the FTC sent warning letters to 10 more companies.

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Scammers Are Using COVID-19 Messages to Scam People

Scammers are experts at shifting tactics and changing their messages to catch you off guard.

This is especially true as they take advantage of anxieties related to the Coronavirus. Here’s a quick alert about some current government imposter scams using COVID-19 that are popping up on our radar.

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Hang Up On Tech Support Calls

If you get a call from someone claiming to be a Microsoft technician, saying there are viruses on your system, hang up the phone. It’s a scam.

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Coronavirus Chesks: Flattening the Scam Curve

There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to the Coronavirus crisis, including the new ways scammers are using the economic impact payments (so-called “stimulus checks”) to trick people.

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Avoiding SSA Scams During COVID-19

While some of you are home, practicing social distancing and frequent hand washing to avoid the Coronavirus, remember that scammers are still busy trying to take advantage of people.

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Avoid Scams While Finding Help During Quarantine

Older adults may be hard hit by the coronavirus – and scammers prey on that. If you or someone you know must stay at home and needs help with errands, you’ll want to know about this latest scam.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

CORONAVIRUS SCAMS!

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Fake Offers For Secrect Shopper Jobs

Did you get an offer to be a secret shopper for a well-known company?

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Tips For Avoiding Scams At The Holidays

Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, scammers are shopping too, looking for people to separate from their money.

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Social Security is Not Trying to Take Your Benefits

We’ve seen a new twist on the Social Security Administration (SSA) scam recently. Check out this SSA imposter robocall, which says your benefits will end. (That’s not true, by the way.)

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

HBPD and USCG Hoist Training

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The Hillsboro Beach Police Department and Lighthouse Point Police Department participated in a hoist training exercise alongside the United States Coast Guard.

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Posted on: July 6, 2019

Who's Pretending to be the Government Now?

You’ve gotten the calls: from Social Security. Or the IRS. Or Medicare. Or any number of other agencies. Except: as soon as the caller threatens you or demands that you pay them with a gift card or by wiring money, you know. It’s a scam.

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Posted on: July 6, 2019

Hang Up on Social Security Scammers

Scammers are calling, pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and saying that your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity or being involved in a crime.

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Beached Buoy Removal!

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The Hillsboro Beach Police Department would like to thank the United States Coast Guard and the Army National Guard in their combined efforts in removing the 7,000 pound buoy that washed on our beach!

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Those (not really) IRS Calls

You’ve probably gotten one of these calls: They say it’s the IRS and they’re filing a lawsuit against you for back taxes. They may threaten to arrest or deport you. What do you do?

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Northern Broward County Multi-Agency Helicopter Hoist Training

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On Friday, March 8, 2019, the Hillsboro Beach Police Department facilitated and attended Helicopter Hoist Training conducted by The United States Coast Guard Air Station Miami

On Friday, March 8, 2019, the Hillsboro Beach Police Department facilitated and attended Helicopter Hoist Training conducted by The United States Coast Guard Air Station Miami. The training, which is the first of it's kind in our area, involves teaching l...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Phishing: Don't Take The Bait!

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Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts – even phone calls – to get you to share valuable personal information.

Scammers use this information to steal your money, your identity, or both. They may also try to get access to your computer or network. If you click on a link in one of these emails or texts, they can install ransomware or other programs that lock you out...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Sea Turtles In Hillsboro Beach

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The Town of Hillsboro Beach has one of the highest densities-per-mile for sea turtle nests along the East Coast of Florida.

Nesting season in Broward County officially begins March 1st through October 31st. The Town is home to Leatherbacks, Loggerheads and Green sea turtles. All sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach at night, and MUST have unobstructed access to their nestin...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Fight Back Against Tax Identity Theft!

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It’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week – a terrific time to get up to date on protecting yourself from identity thieves who try to claim your tax refund and imposters who pretend they’re from the IRS to get your money.

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Netflix Phishing Scam!

Scammers often use familiar company names or pretend to be someone you know. Here’s a real world example featuring Netflix.

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

This Is What A SSN Scam Sounds Like!

Scammers are saying your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime....Take a listen to what the call may sound like.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Traumatic Injury

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On November 29, 2018 at approximately 10:20AM, our officers responded to the 1100 block of Hillsboro Mile in reference to a report of a construction worker who had suffered a severed limb.

On November 29, 2018, at approximately 10:26AM, our officers responded
to the 1100 block of Hillsboro Mile in reference to a report of a constructionworker who had suffered a severed limb. Sgt. Andrew Kirchoff arrived within
minutes and immediately ap...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Hillsboro Beach PD Life Saving Award!

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We are proud of our first responders and their efforts in saving a life!

Thursday, October 25th at approximately 5:55PM, our PD and BSO Fire responded to a report of a suicide attempt in progress on the beach in the north end of Town. Our personnel arrived, searched for and located a female who was suffering from and emotional...

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

SSA Scam Alert!

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If you get a call that looks like it’s from the Social Security Administration (SSA), think twice...

Scammers are spoofing SSA’s 1-800 customer service number to try to get your personal information. Spoofing means that scammers can call from anywhere, but they make your caller ID show a different number – often one that looks legit. ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Scam Alert Updates

Scam Alert Email

Stay up to date with the latest, trending scams!


Visit the link to the FTC website to sign up for emails alerting you of the latest, trending scams!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

With the launch of the new MyAccount feature, visitors to our website can now customize their viewing experience!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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