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Police Officials Warm About Holiday Identity Theft


AND SINGING CAROLS IN THE SHOWER — IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND THAT CRIMINALS CIRCLE THIS TIME OF YEAR ON THEIR CALENDARS AS WELL. 47 ABC’S JENNIFER FULGINITI SPOKE WITH EASTON POLICE TODAY – TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN STAY PROTECTED AGAINST WOULD-BE BANDITS. TRACK BEFORE YOU CLICK SEND ON THAT ONLINE TRANSACTION – LOOK AGAIN! THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR THAT POLICE SAY THEY SEE AN INCREASE IN FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT – BOTH ONLINE AND ON THE STREETS. 56:45 THERE ARE WAYS WHERE THEY SIMPLY TRY TO STEAL YOUR INFORMATION 56:49 THROUGH SALES RECEIPTS OR ITEMS THAT HAVE RECEIPTS 56:55 SUCH AS YOUR CELL PHONES YOUR WALLETS 56:56 TRACK BUT WHETHER WALKING THE MALL OR SURFING THE WEB — THERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TACTICS FOR BEING LESS VULNERABLE. 14:34 I USUALLY ALWAYS WEAR MY BAG OVER MY SHOULDER 14:39 16:51 JUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE AT A WEBSITE THAT YOU RECOGNIZE 16:54 58:08 WE WOULD SUGGEST THAT WOULD KEEP YOUR CELL PHONE CREDIT CARDS CHECK BOOKS 58:13 KEEP THOSE IN YOUR POCKETS 58:15 TRACK BUT IF A THIEF STILL COMES AFTER YOU — LIEUTENANT GREGORY WRIGHT SAYS – JUST GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT – THEN CONTACT POLICE AND YOUR FINANCIAL AGENCIES. AND A WARNING TO WOMEN SHOPPING WITH ALONE WITH THEIR CHILDREN – YOU COULD BE TARGETED 57:14 IN ALL LIKELY, WE WOULD HOPE YOU WOULD PROTECT YOUR CHILD BEFORE YOUR PACKAGES 57:19 AND A CRIMINAL KNOWS THIS TOO 57:21 AND IT’S SAFER TO SHOP WITH ANOTHER ADULT WHEN HAVING CHILDREN WITH YOU 57:26 TRACK LIEUTENANT WRIGHT SAYS – ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO STOP HOLIDAY CRIMES IN THE FUTURE – IS REPORTING ANY THAT YOU WITNESS — IN THE PRESENT. 03:21 WE KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF WITNESSES TO MANY CRIMES BUT MANY TIMES PEOPLE CHOSE TO GET INVOLVED 3:26 FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS 3:27 BUT THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY MAY BE PREVENTING THEMSELVES FROM BECOMING A VICTIM OF THE SAME CRIME 03:34 MANY CRIMES THAT GO UNSOLVED CONTINUE ON 3:39 JENNIFER FULGINITI 47 ABC ONE SCAM LIEUTENANT WRIGHT SAYS IS CURRENTLY HAPPENING INVOLVES SCAMMERS CALLING YOUR HOME AND PRETENDING TO BE ELECTRICIANS. THEY ASK FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION WHICH THEY SAY VERIFIES YOUR ACCOUNT HE SAYS – NEVER GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE

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