Category: Law Enforcement

Malware Hidden In Job Search Links

Malware Hidden In Job Search Links

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno The last year has been challenging in many ways.  Many, if not most, Lee County residents struggled, in one way or another, as the pandemic raged. Sadly, a good number of our friends and neighbors found themselves out of work and unable to find employment. If searching for employment wasn’t difficult enough, scammers have added […]

Rising In The East: A Sheriff Carmine Marceno Message

Rising In The East: A Sheriff Carmine Marceno Message

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Southwest Florida mornings are generally sensational.  The temperature is cooler.  The birds have begun their day and their sounds fill the air. There’s nothing more pleasant than a Lee County morning…unless you left your vehicle unlocked overnight.  LCSO East District reports continue to include incidents of vehicular burglary to unlocked cars […]

Sheriff Carmine Marceno’s April Safety And Security Tip: Reducing The Likelihood Of Becoming A Victim Of Crime

Sheriff Carmine Marceno’s April Safety And Security Tip: Reducing The Likelihood Of Becoming A Victim Of Crime Safety & Security Tip - Lee County Sheriff's Office

Criminals are opportunistic.  An easy target, a lack of witnesses, a dimly-lit location, a distracted victim all dramatically improve a criminal’s ability to easily commit a crime. One’s best defense is to eliminate, or significantly reduce, one’s vulnerability! Criminals scout locations and conditions where the likelihood of being detected is low.  Dark and desolate parking […]

Be On HIGH Alert For SCAMMERS

Be On HIGH Alert For SCAMMERS

Scammers always adapt to the ever-changing environment, and we want to remind you to be on high alert for some of the new ways these thieves are working to steal your information. It is important to be vigilant with your personal information year-round; however, with the recent economic stimulus packages and a busy tax season, […]

Safety At The Gas Station

Safety At The Gas Station

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Thefts at gas stations, across the United States, appear to be increasing. Like many other crimes of opportunity, an unlocked vehicle with personal items in sight makes for a quick and easy target. Whether you are simply distracted while pumping gas or inside paying, thieves wait for the opportunity to quickly […]

Lee County Sheriff’s Office: Credit Report FYI

Lee County Sheriff’s Office: Credit Report FYI Safety & Security Tip - Lee County Sheriff's Office

Credit reports are a detailed account of your credit history. They are a measure of your financial reliability and often determine your ability to secure loans and financing, are often used for employment inquiries, rental applications and much more. Ensuring their accuracy in a world of identity theft is YOUR responsibility. You have rights and may wish […]

Vaccination Cards

Vaccination Cards

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno The receipt of one’s COVID-19 vaccination…be it the first or the second dose…brings relief and joy to many who have spent the last year in fear of contracting the virus. Lehigh Acres residents, having received their vaccination(s), may be inspired to express their excitement by sharing photos of their vaccination card […]

Family Dollar Store Fire Determined to be Arson; Investigators Seek Tips From Public

Family Dollar Store Fire Determined to be Arson; Investigators Seek Tips From Public

On February 26, 2021, at approximately 1:01 am, a 911 caller reported observing smoke coming from a building in the 3500 block area of Lee Blvd. We responded to investigate the reported fire and observed smoke coming from the Family Dollar Store located at 3519 Lee Blvd. Crews began an attack on the fire, which required additional assistance […]

Beware Of Scammers On Dating Sites

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By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Every day thousands of people looking for companionship join online dating sites and forget to take precautions against con artists who use clever tactics to form a bond, right before breaking their heart and their bank account. Sadly, scammers are targeting individuals over the age of 40 who may be emotionally […]

Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins, Sheriff Carmine Marceno wants you to be aware of emerging fraud schemes: You are asked to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine. You are asked to pay to put your name on a vaccine waiting list or to get early access. Advertisements for vaccines through social media platforms, […]

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