One of Prosecutor Walsh's primary goals is to educate as many senior citizens as possible on ways to protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime. Speeches to senior groups range from how to minimize the chances of being targeted by a criminal, to protecting themselves from assaults, car-jackings, purse snatchings, robberies, burglaries, and con artist scams.
As part of Prosecutor Walsh's outreach efforts, she declared September as Senior Citizen Safety Awareness Month and produces an annual calendar that captures her crime safety tips.
To schedule Prosecutor Walsh's safety speech or to order a calendar, you may contact the Prosecutor's Office.
'Credit Card Skimming,’ is a method thieves use to steal your credit card information. They use a little illicit technology that captures the card’s magnetic information, allowing the data to be used for fraudulent purchases. Criminals can have a skimmer stashed out of sight of customers. Make sure your card stays within view at all times. If you have become a victim of skimming, call the police. Contact the bank or credit card issuer and immediately tell them your card data has been stolen.
In 2015, the most common type of Facebook scam is called Phishing. You could get links from people informing to click to get prizes or cash. These are received either by chat or posting on your Facebook page. This needs to be reported to Facebook once these types of messages are received.
If you have questions about the mortgage loan, call Housing Contact Services at (330) 376-6191.
If you suspect fraud, call the National Fraud Information Center at (330) 876-7060.
Call Adult Protective Services for help at (330) 643-7217.