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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.
Scammers often use familiar company names or pretend to be someone you know. Here’s a real world example featuring Netflix.
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.
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 respondedto the 1100 block of Hillsboro Mile in reference to a report of a constructionworker who had suffered a severed limb. Sgt. Andrew Kirchoff arrived withinminutes and immediately ap...
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...
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. ...
Stay up to date with the latest, trending scams!
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