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Crime E-lerts (Crime Prevention Through Video Part IV)

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  • Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
    See Crime E-lerts below: Originally Posted for MPD Listserv Groups INDEX A- What to do if you are a Victim of Identity Theft: From the U.S. Treasury
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 13, 2007
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      Crime E-lerts (Crime Prevention Through Video Part IV)

      See Crime E-lerts below: Originally Posted for MPD Listserv Groups

      INDEX

      A- What to do if you are a Victim of Identity Theft:  From the U.S. Treasury Department (VIDEO).

      B- Four Easy Ways to Protect your car Against Theft + (Bonus Video “Just for FUN”).

      C- Gun Amnesty Program Set for this Saturday, December 15th. 

      D- Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier Announces Results of Phase V of All Hands on Deck”.

      E- Civilian Positions with the Police Department.

      F- Enter the Drawing for a FREE Working Lunch with Assistant Chief Groomes (Support the Toy Drive)

      Each Police District in the City is Holding a Toy Drive to Support Their Annual Children’s Holiday Parties

      G- Look at this Real Life Fraudulent e-mail I received, Trying to get me to give up my Bank Account Info.

      CONTENT

      A- What to do if you are a Victim of Identity Theft:  From the U.S. Treasury Department (VIDEO)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqGo6iTAlfc

      B- Four ways to Protect your Car Against Theft:

      1)      Sometimes we think it takes lots of technical info to prevent crime, we forget that what makes sense to the majority is number one when it comes to prevention.  Don’t leave doors unlocked, cars parked in dark places, valuables in plain view (includes pocket change, coats, shopping bags, gifts).  Also, imagine if you were a thief, if you saw a car with a club on it, wouldn’t that discourage you?  Use your club, even when you stop for a few minutes.  Sometimes, a few minutes is all it takes.                                                                                                                                                      

      2)      Warning devices like alarm systems are too noisy and bring too much attention to a potential theft.  Most thieves will move on.

      3)      Immobilizing devices- try LoJack systems or other devices that will stop a thief in a stolen car in its tracks.

      4)      Tracking devices- many new cars now come with systems like OnStar.  Conduct a Google search to see what options are available in your area.  Sometimes, just an OnStar sticker or Watch Your Car sticker will cause a thief to leave your car alone.  Did you know the “Watch Your Car” program puts your car under special attention when it is on the road between 1:00 am and 5:00 am?  It’s like having a babysitter for your car.  Read more about it:

      C- Gun Amnesty Program Set for December 15 

      http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1242,q,546745.asp

      D- Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier Announces Results of Phase V of All Hands on Deck

      http://newsroom.dc.gov/show.aspx/agency/mpdc/section/2/release/12285

      E- Civilian Positions with MPDC: http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1230,q,538142.asp

      F- Enter the Drawing for a FREE Working Lunch with Assistant Chief Groomes (Support the Districts’Toy Drive)

      All seven police districts in the city are holding Toy Drives to Support Their Annual Children’s Holiday Parties.  The parties are for a select group of children whose names have been referred by social services or local school counselors.  Please make plans to drop off an unwrapped toy for a child and enter the drawing for a sit-down working lunch with the Assistant Chief of MPD’s Patrol Support Bureau to discuss your crime prevention ideas for the city.  The drawing will take place on Friday, December 21st at noon, but toys should be dropped off as soon as possible because of the dates of the parties (listed below).  For more information, send an e-mail to yvonne.smith@... or contact your local MPD community outreach coordinator (names listed below).

      District- Holiday Party Date- Toy Drive Contact Person

      1D- Dec 15th

      Officer Lisa  Worrell, 698-0543                                                

      2D-Dec. 15th

      Sgt. Gwen Mapp, 715-7379

                                                     

      3D- Dec. 14

      Marco Santiago, 497-1060

                                                                                                     

      4D- Dec 19th

      Alicia Rucker, 439-5474

                                                             

      5D-Dec. 21st   

      Fayette Vaughn-Lee, 497-0814

                                                             

      6D-Dec. 13th (Successful Party- please contribute to the other districts)

      Sgt. L.  Foote-Brown

                                                     

      7D- Dec. 14th

      Lendia Johnson, 698-1454

      G- Look at this real life fraudulent e-mail I received, trying to get me to give up my bank account info.

      According to the Federal Trade Commission, this is called “phishing”.  To file a complaint, or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1 877-382-4357), or use the complaint form at http://www.ftc.gov.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Citibank <
      clientdepmnt.refAG51558397656.business@...>
      Sent: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 1:42 am
      Subject: CitiBusiness: security alert!

      Dear valued customer,

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      In order to ensure you do not experience service interruption, you are required to complete our CitiBusiness Online Form by following the secured hyperlink below:

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      Thank you for banking with Citibank, the industry leader in safe and secure online banking.

      _______________________________________

      Citibank Customer Service     THIS E-MAIL SHOULD SCREAM (ALERT!  ALERT!  THIS IS FRAUD!!)

      0x2, 0x4692, 0x50003810, 0x214, 0x86856711, 0x5972, 0x9603

      Yvonne Smith Jones, Director

      Community Services & Youth Outreach Division

      Executive Office of the Chief of Police

      Metropolitan Police Department

      300 Indiana Avenue, NW

      Washington, DC 20010

      202-727-8809 office

      202-727-7756 fax

      yvonne.smith@... e-mail

      http://www.mpdc.dc.gov website

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