Fraudsters Capitalize on Natural Disasters
The FBI reminds the public there is a potential for fraud in the aftermath of the wildfires in Northern California. The FBI has received indications that fraudsters are using e-mail and social-networking sites, including job search engines, to facilitate fraudulent activities.
Disasters such as the wildfires in Northern California prompt fraudsters to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization or a good cause. Fraudsters may also attempt to capitalize on the misfortune of victims by advertising false temporary housing ads which victims send money to the subject in order to have property keys mailed to them.
Read FBI guidelines to help protect you from becoming a victim of fraud.
If you have recently had contact with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, please take a moment to tell us about that experience by completing one or more of the following surveys. 911/Telephone Contact, Deputy/Patrol Contact, Investigations Contact
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Brian L. Martin
In the Spotlight
2019 Citizens' Academy
The twenty-first session of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy is scheduled to commence on May 28th, 2019, and will be held in Middletown.
Since the academy’s inception in January of 1998, over 300 members of the community have successfully completed the program. The Citizens’ Academy has proven to be a highly successful endeavor to educate residents of Lake County on the operations of the Sheriff’s Office, as well as the issues relating to law enforcement and the judicial system in general. The Citizens’ Academy has brought the communities of Lake County closer to their Sheriff’s Office with each graduating class and in 2002, the program received the “Stars of Lake County” award for best idea of the year in Lake County.
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