Crime Stoppers: Preventative checklist for the New Year
In this week's installment of Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Sergeant Charles Zlotkus gave us tips on how to protect your personal information in the New Year.
- Monitor your finances
- Never leave personal information unsecured
- Watch for scams
- Practice safe email, text and phone etiquette
- Shred sensitive documents before discarding
- File your taxes as early as possible
- Be cautious when using ATMs
- Use care at the pump as skimmer devices can be attached to both the inside and outside of a gas pump and connected to the magnetic strip reader
- Watch your mail
- Opt-Out of unsolicited credit and insurance offers
- Protect your electronic devices and assign new passwords
- Keep up-to-date antivirus software installed on your devices at all times
- Never click on any links or attachments you are not sure of
- Confirm that your computer is only communicating over a secure connection.
- Be selective when accepting friends. Make sure you really know them and it is them requesting.
- Manage your privacy settings. Only share information with friends and family.
- Regularly check your privacy settings to make sure that they haven’t changed.
We also call your attention to Peter Scott. He's 27-years-old and wanted on a probation warrant for burglary in the second degree.
If you have any information on Scott's whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 423-9300.