Scammers are Always Finding New Ways!
It seems that scammers are always thinking of new ways to try to get your money from you. With technology, it makes it easier for them to access you. Sometimes, they can seem so real. For instance, if a scammer pretends to be the IRS, it is difficult to not want to respond.
A rule of thumb to remember is "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is". Never give your personal information to someone on the phone unless you have done the leg work to confirm their validity. Most government agencies still use mail to contact you, but to be sure, it is very easy to find the phone number for said agencies. You can call them and verify.
There are several websites available that can help you keep on top of the latest scams.
I have listed a few here for you, there are many others available by searching "fraud" online.
The Fatal Experience program began in 1998 as a method of educating citizens on the seriousness of substance impaired driving. As an alternative to reciting statistics on the accidents and deaths attributed to impaired driving, the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office offers a substance impaired driving simulator to show how alcohol and drugs affect an individual's vision and depth perception.
With the use of a golf cart to simulate a vehicle and goggles that have been specifically designed to simulate vision impairment, we encourage individuals to drive "intoxicated" under our direction so that informed decisions can be made to avoid drinking and driving on Maine's roadways in the future.
Businesses & Schools
This program is open to schools and businesses alike. If you would like to schedule an event for your organization, please email Deputy Joe Schnupp.
If you are interested in joining a group in your area, or would like to start one in your neighborhood, contact Deputy Joe Schnupp for more information
The Senior Neighbor Awareness Program, or SNAP is for seniors and disabled residents of Cumberland County who may benefit from a quick check in from someone they can trust. A volunteer from the Sheriff's Volunteers In Police Service group (VIPS) will call, as needed, participants between between 8:00 am and 10:00 am to insure they are okay. The program is free, and easy to sign up for.