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FLAGLER BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT
204 SOUTH FLAGLER AVENUE • FLAGLER BEACH, FL 32136
(386) 517-2023 • FAX (386) 517-2022
CHIEF Matthew P. Doughney
February 8, 2019
“Active Scams - Community Alert”
The Flagler Beach Police Department is providing this media release in an effort to alert citizens in our community that there are active telephone and e-mail “scams” currently operating in our area.
“Telephone and e-mail scams target trusting individuals and we hope this alert will prevent someone from suffering the financial pain and anguish that comes with being a victim of fraud” said Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney. “We’ve had one (1) victim come forward in our City. We want our community to be alert, skeptical and proactive; which in turn will result in them holding onto their hard earned money”.
“Please remember that the people involved in these illegal scams are professional thieves. They hope and pray that you’ll take their bait; hook line and sinker.’ Doughney continued. ‘Help spread the word. Hang up on them and do not respond to their e-mails. Our goal is to shut them down and put them out of business!”.
We’re requesting that the citizens in our community stay vigilant and maintain a healthy skepticism should they receive telephone calls or e-mails of this nature. If you do receive a call or e-mail of this nature please don’t give out any personal information (date of birth, social security number, etc.) and please don’t purchase any pre-loaded credit or debit cards.
When in doubt, be cautious, hang up the phone and don’t respond to their e-mails. Contact your local Law Enforcement Agency for assistance.
For more information, please contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.