Idaho Crime Prevention Association

Idaho Crime Prevention Association

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Keep you and your loved ones safe from scams.
How to avoid scams while online shopping
Tired of getting annoying robocalls? Here are five ways to stop them.
Thanks to Lily with Bike Index for a great presentation to our ICPA members on the Bike Index platform and tools. For more information about Bike Index go to www.bikeindex.org.
Keep your accounts to yourself. 📲
Because small businesses haven’t been through enough.

There’s a new coronavirus-related scam making the rounds, but this time the crooks are targeting small businesses. It starts with an email that claims to come from the “Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance.” It says you’re eligible for a loan of up to $250,000 and asks for personal information like birth date and Social Security number. Let’s do a CSI-style investigation to spot clues that the email is a fake.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2021/01/target-new-covid-scam-small-business-owners?utm_source=govdelivery
Show me the REAL check. Not the fake one.
Wishing you a joyous holiday season.

~ ICPA board

The ICPA provides the vital link between law enforcement and the community - established for the purpose of advancing pro-active crime prevention.

Who We Are
The Idaho Crime Prevention Association is a non-profit organization consisting of police officers, crime prevention specialists, private security and persons actively engaged in crime prevention in the state of Idaho. What We Do
Crime prevention is “the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.” The ICPAs focus is t

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Your guide to better online security in 2022 01/03/2022

Your guide to better online security in 2022

https://www.popsci.com/diy/online-security-best-practices/

Your guide to better online security in 2022 Your data and personal information is worth a lot, so take some time this year to sit down and review your online security practices.

Scammers asked for this gift card above all others in 2021 12/15/2021

Scammers asked for this gift card above all others in 2021

Keep you and your loved ones safe from scams.

Scammers asked for this gift card above all others in 2021 In scams involving consumers being told to buy gift cards, scammers have taken more money in the first nine months of 2021 than in all of 2020.

4 smart practices to avoid online shopping scams 12/15/2021

4 smart practices to avoid online shopping scams

How to avoid scams while online shopping

4 smart practices to avoid online shopping scams Avoiding getting scammed is easy—you just need to know what to look for. Follow these tips to keep your holiday shopping joyful and secure.

Robocalls making you crazy? Here are 5 ways to stop them for good 06/07/2021

Robocalls making you crazy? Here are 5 ways to stop them for good

Tired of getting annoying robocalls? Here are five ways to stop them.

Robocalls making you crazy? Here are 5 ways to stop them for good The first line of defense is to never answer spam calls but there are tools from your mobile carrier and third-party apps to filter and block them.

The 4 best ways to stop phone spam, scams, and robocalls 05/28/2021

The 4 best ways to stop phone spam, scams, and robocalls

The 4 best ways to stop phone spam, scams, and robocalls With layer after layer of spam and robocall protection, we’re pulling out all the stops in an attempt to keep a clean phone line.

ICPA Meeting, Boise, ID, 5/25/21 05/26/2021

ICPA Meeting, Boise, ID, 5/25/21

Thanks to Lily with Bike Index for a great presentation to our ICPA members on the Bike Index platform and tools. For more information about Bike Index go to www.bikeindex.org.

ICPA Meeting, Boise, ID, 5/25/21 Bike Index Communications Director, Lily Williams, runs through some of the community benefits for cities and law enforcement agencies that implement Bike In...

Webinar - Straight Talk About CPTED 05/14/2021

Webinar - Straight Talk About CPTED

https://acpionline.com/straight-talk/

Webinar - Straight Talk About CPTED Explore the practical realities of implementing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design strategies

'That right there is how my grandson died': Residents reminded to refrain from leaving children, pets in hot cars 05/05/2021

'That right there is how my grandson died': Residents reminded to refrain from leaving children, pets in hot cars

'That right there is how my grandson died': Residents reminded to refrain from leaving children, pets in hot cars -

It’s National Data Privacy Day 01/28/2021

It’s National Data Privacy Day

It’s National Data Privacy Day Today is National Data Privacy Day, when many organizations and government agencies, including the FTC, join together to raise awareness about privacy issues and to offer tips and information.

Here’s your checklist for maximum smartphone security 01/25/2021

Here’s your checklist for maximum smartphone security

Keep your accounts to yourself. 📲

Here’s your checklist for maximum smartphone security If you suspect someone is snooping on you, secure your data with these simple steps, then learn the warning signs to watch for in the future.

Target for new COVID scam: Small business owners 01/13/2021

Target for new COVID scam: Small business owners

Because small businesses haven’t been through enough.

There’s a new coronavirus-related scam making the rounds, but this time the crooks are targeting small businesses. It starts with an email that claims to come from the “Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance.” It says you’re eligible for a loan of up to $250,000 and asks for personal information like birth date and Social Security number. Let’s do a CSI-style investigation to spot clues that the email is a fake.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2021/01/target-new-covid-scam-small-business-owners?utm_source=govdelivery

Target for new COVID scam: Small business owners There’s a new coronavirus-related scam making the rounds, but this time the crooks are targeting small businesses.

kivitv.com 01/11/2021

BBB: watch for scams as you await your stimulus check

Show me the REAL check. Not the fake one.

kivitv.com If you're still waiting for your stimulus credit, be warned. Scammers have been taking advantage of the situation.

12/16/2020

Wishing you a joyous holiday season.

~ ICPA board

fox23.com 12/09/2020

Beware the ‘Secret Sister’ social media scam

Hey sisters, have you seen this circulating?

fox23.com Beware the ‘Secret Sister’ social media scam More Videos   FSIS issues public health alert for raw, fresh goat meat By    Couple’s obituary asks people to wear masks instead of giving flowers By    VIDEO: Tulsa leaders prepare for city and county COVID-19 update   VIDEO: Goal reached for...

consumer.ftc.gov 11/25/2020

This holiday season, help friends and family avoid a scam

This holiday season, help friends and family avoid a scam.

consumer.ftc.gov When you talk with friends and family over the holidays, you may hear about new puppies, old sports rivalries, and dreams of the next vacation.

bbb.org 11/16/2020

BBB Investigation: Vehicle shipper and escrow scams grow as demand increases for online vehicle purchases

Shopping online for a new car? Hear what the BBB suggests to keep you - and your money - safe.

bbb.org Buying a car online? Be careful! Be sure the car you are buying is real.

10/29/2020

Boise Police Department

Do you recognize the subjects in these photos? BPD recently obtained these surveillance photos from a business on the 10700 block of W. Fairview Ave. Officers need your help identifying the man in the yellow safety vest, who is accused of pointing a gun at employees. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers: at 208-343-COPS (2677), www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

ktvb.com 10/20/2020

Hit-and-run in Caldwell subdivision leaves construction company with thousands of dollars in damage

ktvb.com Darby Oliver, onsite construction manager at Cedar Crossing Luxury Townhomes, says the damage will cost nearly $5,000 to repair.

10/15/2020

Meridian Police Department - Idaho

This week we are focusing on Personal Safety Tips.

•Make sure your cell phone is charged. Don’t let it distract you from your surroundings.
•Park in well-lit areas, close to an entrance. Always look around the car.
•Listen to your gut! If you feel something is not right it probably isn’t.

Always remember to dial 9-1-1 or the non-emergency 208-377-6790 to report suspicious activity.

#preventionmonth #personalsafety #mymeridian

usatoday.com 09/28/2020

Why Amazon packages are randomly showing up at people's doors

Why Amazon packages are randomly showing up at people's doors

usatoday.com Amazon packages are randomly showing up at people's doors, often with no receipts and no signs of unauthorized purchase. What's going on?

apple.news 09/03/2020

Biggest mistake people make when getting rid of old computers and phones — USA TODAY

Before donating or selling a device, make sure everything has been appropriately deleted.

apple.news Kim Komando says consumers are making critical mistakes when the decide to sell or discard old phones or personal computers.

crimeinfo.net 09/01/2020

Unsolved Crimes: Help ID these Boise trail sign vandals!

crimeinfo.net You can remain anonymous and you can earn a reward of up to $1000.00 if your tip leads to a felony arrest! Contact Crime Stoppers now as follows:

kivitv.com 08/13/2020

BBB: look out for rental scams

FOR RENT: too good to be true?
Better Business Bureau Northwest Serving Idaho and Western Wyoming shares tips to avoid getting scammed.

kivitv.com With vacancy down, the Better Business Bureau says potential renters need to be vigilant about looking for rental scams.

usatoday.com 08/12/2020

Scammers tell people they're fired or may have COVID-19

As if we don't have enough to worry about...

usatoday.com The Federal Trade Commission received 83,858 fraud reports through Aug. 9 relating to COVID-19 and economic stimulus. Consumers lost $105.7 million.

05/21/2020

Boise Police Department

‪Update: The witnesses have been identified. (Photo removed)
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Thanks to assistance from the public, one of the suspects involved in a reported aggravated battery has been identified. Now BPD is hoping you can help identify the two female witnesses in the photo. They are not suspects. Contact crimestoppers with tips.

idahonews.com 05/20/2020

New suspect photos of Boise break in surface. Do you recognize either photo?

idahonews.com Can you help ID this suspect or suspects? The Boise Police Department found new photos of a suspect that may be tied to a car break-in that happened in April. BPD says someone broke a victim's car window and took a wallet with the victim's debit card. The card was used to buy things at a local retai...

globalnews.ca 05/07/2020

Edmonton police say romance scams growing in lonely new coronavirus reality

globalnews.ca A police detective in Edmonton says enforcement agencies around the world are seeing a spike in romance scams as fraudsters prey on people's loneliness.

04/19/2020

KTVB

Your relief check is not in the mail yet. For people without direct deposit, paper checks haven't been mailed yet and could take weeks, or even months, to arrive.

fbi.gov 04/07/2020

Protect Yourself from Pandemic Scammers | Federal Bureau of Investigation

fbi.gov The head of our Financial Crimes Section discusses scams and crimes related to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers tips on how to protect yourself.

04/03/2020

Idaho News 6

Take a look at this person who broke into a restaurant on West Overland Road on Thursday. They appear to be wearing either a HAZMAT suit or a painter's suit. If you know anything, contact CrimeStoppers at 208-343-COPS.

03/31/2020

Idaho News 6

Scammers reportedly are targeting taxpayers and tax professionals by phishing for banking information and Social Security numbers in the guise of helping taxpayers get their stimulus payments.

03/31/2020

KTVB

Scammers are capitalizing on consumers' fears and panic amid the coronavirus pandemic.

03/23/2020

CBS 2 Boise

Some examples include fake emails, websites or asking for donations to help fight COVID-19.

03/13/2020

KTVB

Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man they say led a high-speed chase after getting pulled over in Meridian.

03/10/2020

KTVB

Police said the battery happened at the parking lot of the Boise Towne Square Mall on Feb. 7.

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Lock it, hide it, keep it.
Mr Jerry Summers speaks on fostering public trust, ethics, and transparency in government and law enforcement.
Neal Custer and Brad Frazier discuss Data Breaches, prevention, mitigation and detection.
Dale Dixon of the Better Business Bureau is guest speaking at our October ICPA meeting about Scam Tracker.

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