NEW SCAM ALERT
A new scam has been reported you receive a telephone call advising that a relative is in jail and that you are to send gift cards for their bond. the reports we have had so far the caller identifies himself as Mr. Gold and the telephone number was 778-669-0305. If you receive a call like this be advised it is most likely a scam. something else to keep in mind is most jails have a public web site where you can check or you could call your relative. Don't be a victim.
Children face a variety of dangers everyday from cuts and scrapes to encounters with strangers both actual and virtual that could threaten their lives. These simple steps can reduce the chance of becoming a target. Knowledge is the key to protecting our children.The Internet is an area that can pose a very real threat to children. The anonymity of the "Net" offers adults the chance to pose as children, then try to set up a face-to-face meeting. Young teens may also be lured into virtual relationships with older adults that may result in actual encounters Never give out identifying information -- home address, school name, telephone number - in a public message such as chat or bulletin boards, and be sure you're dealing with someone that both you and your child know and trust before giving it out via E-mail.
- Think carefully before revealing any personal information such as age, marital status, or financial information. Consider using a pseudonym or unlisting your child's name if your service allows it.
- Get to know the services your child uses. If you don't know how to log on, get your child to show you.
- Find out what types of information it offers and whether there are ways for parents to block out objectionable material.
Thefts from Vehicles
These types of thefts occur in all areas of the Village and at all hours of the day. Most of these thefts involve the removal of items that are left in plain view, and it takes the thief only a few seconds to commit the crime.
The number of thefts from vehicles in our Village could be significantly decreased if owners would simply remove valuable items from their vehicles. These items include GPS devices, laptop computers, music discs, purses, tools, etc.
You can decrease the chances that you will become a victim of this crime by following these suggestions:
- Do not leave valuables in your vehicle, particularly in plain view.
- Take your keys out of your vehicle and lock the vehicle.
- Park in well-lit areas.
- Completely close the vehicle windows when parking.
- Whenever possible, park your vehicle in your home garage and close/lock your garage door.
- Consider purchasing an audible alarm system, particularly if you have installed an expensive after-market stereo system.