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Tips for protecting yourself against crimes

By asoglin
Friday, July 27th, 2007 at 4:43 am in Lamorinda.

So you’ve read our crime package, looking at the prevalence of property crime in Lamorinda and offering tips on how to protect yourself, but you still want more information.

Here are a couple of resources that you can check out on your own:

* The Orinda Police Department has a page of tips on dealing with mail theft. Click here.

* If you’re a senior citizen age 60 and older, and you think you may have been the victim of fraud, visit JFK University’s Elder Law Clinic here.

* The Federal Trade Commission offers detailed information to help you “deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.” Click here.

* Or find out more about identity theft in California by clicking here.

* The FBI offers tips for senior citizens and others on its Common Fraud Schemes Web page. Click here.

* The National Consumers League talks about everything from counterfeit drugs to telemarketing scams here.

* Curious about more crime statistics for your city? Visit the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports page, where they compile annual crime data, broken down by city here.

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