Crime Victims Information Articles

Crime Victims Information Articles

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property 900 503 SIB Staff

National Day of World Intellectual Property Today we mark National Day of World Intellectual Property. The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to…

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Fake warrant calls from unknown persons

Fake warrant calls from unknown persons 900 900 SIB Staff

Fake warrant calls from unknown persons “Hello, there is a warrant issued for your arrest!” On Friday, July 17th, 2020, one of our deputies from the San Dimas Sheriff’s station was called out to take a “Fraud by False Pretenses” report. See, the victim received a phone call from an unknown person and number indicating…

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THREAT-BASED IMPERSONATION SCAM

THREAT-BASED IMPERSONATION SCAM 468 613 SIB Staff

THREAT-BASED IMPERSONATION SCAM If you receive a demand for payment by telephone, email, or other means of communication, to be made in any form for any reason, from someone portraying themself as a deputy sheriff or other Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department employee, do not comply.  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel will never ask…

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Sheriff Updates to COVID-19 Scams, and Board Motion to Remove Him as Emergency Ops Director

Sheriff Updates to COVID-19 Scams, and Board Motion to Remove Him as Emergency Ops Director 680 510 SIB Staff

Sheriff Alex Villanueva Provides Information and Updates Related to the Emergency Operations Center, COVID-19 Scams, and L.A. County Board Motion to Remove Him as Emergency Operations Director https://www.facebook.com/225060950854159/videos/557802424837923/

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#FraudFriday-Credit Bureau scam

#FraudFriday-Credit Bureau scam 900 900 SIB Staff

#FraudFriday-Credit Bureau Scam We’ve all seen well known Credit Bureau Companies are being affected by data breaches. Wouldn’t you know it? People may have already started putting up fake websites meant to look like the official Equifax settlement claims website.With these types of breaches, fake websites are popping up, making themselves look like legitimate credit…

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Protect your information

Protect your information 400 400 SIB Staff

Protect your information #FraudFriday- EBT Scam Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has issued a warning about the latest scam targeting Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cardholders using U.S. mail to attain client personal information fraudulently. There are two ways this scam works: The first method: The first one EBT card holders are…

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One Ring Scams

One Ring Scams 400 400 SIB Staff

One Ring Scam warning Are you one of the many people that have received a late night call from the area listed as Sierra Leone? Don’t be quick to call back, especially if you don’t recognize the name or telephone number. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is warning the public of the “one ring” scam.…

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