Crime Prevention Officers in the City of Sugar Land
Our world continues to be more connected every day. While the ways in which we connect and communicate with those around us provides an amazing amount of convenience, connectivity can leave us more vulnerable to fraud. It’s important to take steps to help protect yourself, so the Sugar Land Police Department has collected a few tips to follow so you can enjoy the convenience of connectivity with limited risk:
1. Don’t engage with links or phone numbers sent to you in an email, especially unsolicited e-mails you receive. Take time to verify that contact information using an outside source.
2. Don’t be afraid to say, “I’ll have to call you back” when contacted via phone by someone asking for money or personal information, no matter who claims to be on the other line. Con artists always try to create a sense of urgency, so verifying who you are speaking with through calling them back slows things down.
3. Make sure your contact information is up to date with your financial institution.
4. Monitor your bank accounts and credit report regularly for suspicious activity.
Feel free to reach out to the Sugar Land Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (281) 275-2575 for more information on how to avoid being a victim of fraud.