Ho-Ho-Kus IDENTITY THEFT TIPS

Identity theft can occur at anytime and anyplace. This Crime Prevention Tip will coincide with our previously sent Crime Prevention Tip Strategies. This tip is most important to everyone, from the very young to the elderly, anyone can have their identity stolen and used for fraudulent purposes. The Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department urges our community to follow and be aware of these Identity Theft Prevention Tips offered by the FBI. As always, PLEASE remember to always lock your car doors and never leave any valuable items in them, even while parked in the driveway to your home. Our citizens are our best OFFENSE in Crime Prevention and Detection.

Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone assumes your identity to perform a fraud or other criminal act. Criminals can get the information they need to assume your identity from a variety of sources, including by stealing your wallet, rifling through your trash, or by compromising your credit or bank information. They may approach you in person, by telephone, or on the Internet and ask you for the information.

The sources of information about you are so numerous that you cannot prevent the theft of your identity. But you can minimize your risk of loss by following a few simple hints.

Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft:

  • Never throw away ATM receipts, credit statements, credit cards, or bank statements in a usable form.
  • Never give your credit card number over the telephone unless you make the call.
  • Reconcile your bank account monthly, and notify your bank of discrepancies immediately.
  • Keep a list of telephone numbers to call to report the loss or theft of your wallet, credit cards, etc.
  • Report unauthorized financial transactions to your bank, credit card company, and the police as soon as you detect them.
  • Review a copy of your credit report at least once each year. Notify the credit bureau in writing of any questionable entries and follow through until they are explained or removed.
  • If your identity has been assumed, ask the credit bureau to print a statement to that effect in your credit report.
  • If you know of anyone who receives mail from credit card companies or banks in the names of others, report it to local or federal law enforcement authorities.

The information for these tips was accessed and reproduced from the below website. Additional information can also be accessed from this same website regarding similar Common Fraud Schemes.

https://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud

 

 
08-08-15 ALERT: Some time between the approximate hours of 10:00am & 5:30pm a home in the area of Deerhill Dr was burglarized. If anyone noticed any suspicious person, vehicle or activity in the area recently, please contact the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department immediately at 201-652-1700 . Please be reminded to lock the doors to your home and vehicles and report all suspicious activity as soon as you see it. No call is too small !!

 

 

 

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Applicant must pass a medical & physical examination to be cleared for employment. 
The Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Any further questions please contact Sgt. Mike LaCroix at 201-652-1700.

 

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The Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department is asking residents to reset their exterior lighting timers. People often forget to reset their timers when daylight savings time ends. For the past several years, Ho-Ho-Kus officers have been leaving reminder cards at residences that were found to have inadequate lighting or other conditions that may attract burglars. A significant increase in burglar activity usually occurs between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.



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This system will sound a horn, alerting you to lightning approaching the area within 5 miles of North Field and the LLoyd Rd School fields. 
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