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According to the newest Data Spotlight, 40,000 people reported losing a whopping $148 million in gift cards to scammers during the first nine months of 2021.
Here are ways to help you and your neighbors avoid common post-disaster scams.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the devastating series of tornadoes that roared across Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri, coping with the aftermath is never easy. But when scammers target people just trying to recover, ...
Read to find out what people are reporting to the National Do Not Call Registry over the past 18 years!
Scammers are sending fake IRS emails about Economic Impact Payments
There’s a fake IRS email that keeps popping into people’s inboxes. It says that you can get a third Economic Impact Payment (EIP) if you click a link that lets you “access the form for your additional information” a...
This week, during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), we want your help to reach people who might be a bit cut off from their social network.
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. ?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you get an offer to be a secret shopper for a well-known company?
Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, scammers are shopping too, looking for people to separate from their money.
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.)
The Hillsboro Beach Police Department and Lighthouse Point Police Department participated in a hoist training exercise alongside the United States Coast Guard.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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...
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...
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...
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.