Have you ever been scammed? Well a few seniors in the community have been scammed. Will you be the next victim? Now there may be help. A special project sponsored by the Florida Attorney General’s office has been set up to reinforce the message of crime prevention and to alert seniors and other citizens to consumer fraud, con games and other criminal acts.
The Escambia County office is located in the 4th Precinct of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at 97 West hood Drive and is open 10am to 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The phone number is 850-475-5285. The office is staffed with volunteers, known as Senior Sleuths, who take complaints from those who feel they have been taken advantage of or have been a victim of fraud, scam or suspect they have been victims. A few examples are credit card fraud, identity theft, telemarketing scams, contractor, caregiver, or Medicare. The Seniors vs Crime staff, takes complaints and follows up to assist in resolving complaints. These volunteers act as the eyes and ears for the Attorney General’s Office.
The Seniors vs Crime office is also active in educating the public. They will give presentations on how to avoid some of the scams and fraud that may be encountered. Contact them at 850-475-5285 to arrange a presentation for your group.
The Fallen Officers Memorial Committee has received a lot of requests for a video of the 2014 Memorial Ceremony. We are pleased to announce that it is now available on our website. The Memorial page has been updated. Now when you click on the name of a Fallen Officer it will open a photo of that Officer.Perhaps you noticed the new banner on the home page where a click will immediately open the video which features the Memorial Ceremony and the Fallen Officers video. You may also navigate to our About drop down menu where you will see the Memorial page link and a new link for a page that contains the video. We appreciate all of the positive feedback that has been generated by the 2014 Memorial Ceremony. Please take the time to watch the entire video and think about those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety.read more