Crime Prevention Update

February 2, 1018

Contact Us

This information has been shared with you by our Crime Prevention Department.

Kim Kiley
Crime Prevention Specialist
kkiley@blainemn.gov

763-785-6186

Visit us on the web at
blainemn.gov/safetyservices

 
If your information was part of the large scale Equifax breach, consider filing early, before the scammers do it for you. 


BPD Now On Social Media



The Blaine Police Department now has an official Facebook, Instagram and twitter accounts.  Even if you don’t post or “tweet”, you can sign up and still follow us.
On Instagram: you can find us by searching, blainepolice, on Twitter; @BlaineMNPD and on Facebook, Blaine Police Department.  Check out our social media
feeds and see what’s going on in Blaine.  This exciting endeavor gives us the ability to stay in touch with residents and businesses alike and to be able to share
information on a timely basis.  Sign up and “follow us” today. 
 
The Secretary of State will not be emailing you… https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/01/secretary-state-not-emailing-you?utm_source=govdelivery

Identity Theft Video


Have you seen the movie, “Catch me if you can?”.  It’s a true story of con man Frank Abagnale, Jr. as told by Hollywood.   I recently saw a program from our local public television channel in which AARP brought him in to speak in Iowa.

If you’ve never seen him at a speaking engagement,  it’s absolutely fascinating to hear about his life of crime before he was caught.  To this day, he continues to talk about how to prevent identity theft, fraud and internet safety.  If you have a spare fifty minutes, the presentation
is on Youtube.com and is worth the time to watch and learn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t8uUZ_qjEA

Computer Chip Security Flaw

 
On January 3rd, Google announced it found two security flaws in a chip which effects the computer CPY (central processing unit).

Here are a few tips on how to protect your information and update your computer: https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/computer-chip-problems-fd.html?intcmp=AE-MON-CP-BB-LL3

Police Media Report

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