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Minimize Your Off-Duty Exposure and Avoid Being Tracked Down at Home

As we all know, law enforcement officers face daily dangers. And not just while they are working, but off duty as well. The idea of being followed, harassed, or even stalked at their personal homes, is a terrifying thought. While … Continue reading

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Is the buying and selling of others’ personal information online illegal?

The short answer – yes! At least it is in the United States. Buying and selling any kind of personal information online is illegal. But the same isn’t true for other countries. They don’t necessarily have the same laws that … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

The Public Safety Assistance Foundation wishes you all a fun and memorable 4th of July. We will be closed on Monday, July 5, so that our staff can spend time celebrating with their families. Stay Safe!

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Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Only carry essential cards with you.Unless you are traveling or have an appointment for something specific, you usually don’t need to show your Social Security Card or Birth Certificate, so avoid carrying them. Also avoid carrying extra credit cards. A … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2021

Today and always, the Public Safety Assistance Foundation honors our military personnel who fought and died for this country. Whether you visited a cemetery, made your own memorial, or simply stayed home and barbequed with your family, we hope you … Continue reading

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Grandchild in Jail Scam! Don’t Fall Victim

The phone rings, your grandparent answers, and the caller on the other end of the line shocks them by saying that their grandson has been arrested and is in jail. The caller knows their name, the name of their grandson, … Continue reading

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Scammers Targeting Small Businesses

Scammer #1A man named “Ed” wanted a landscaping quote for a paver driveway. He contacted a business by phone and said he would text the address, so that they could go out to the property and provide a free quote. … Continue reading

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Your Information is VITAL to a Scammer

Scammers target people in many different ways. Most of them find you through the mail, phony emails, text messages, phone calls, or even come to your house and show up at your door. Never be pressured to send money to anyone! … Continue reading

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Obituaries are prime hunting ground for scammers

Scammers have no shame. They will try to cash in during your bereavement any way they can. It’s hard enough losing a loved one such as a spouse, parent, or child. Sadly, obituaries are prime hunting ground for scammers, who … Continue reading

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Be Aware of New COVID-19 Scams!

Scammers are continuing to take advantage of the current environment to try and obtain your personal financial information. Here are the top COVID-19 scams to be aware of: Vaccine scams: Be alert when requested to send information or money for a … Continue reading

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