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.
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
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.
for Avoiding Identity Theft:
- Never throw away
ATM receipts, credit statements, credit cards, or bank statements in a
- 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.
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.
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.
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 !!
The Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department is looking for someone to fulfill a Part Time Crossing Guard Position. Please submit resumes to Sgt. Mike LaCroix, 55 Sycamore Ave, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, 07423.
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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