As the Internet becomes the connection to everything, the speed and sophistication of different forms of online fraud continues to grow, particularly with on line banking. Scams are not uncommon in the Oceanside area and the final tip sheet of the week will help you recognize on line fraud and protect yourself from it.
This tip is timely because of current issues in the Oceanside community in relation to being homeless and of drug use. Marginalized people often report an increased level of fear for their safety and of being victimized by crime themselves.
The fifth in this year's series of Crime Prevention Week tips involves credit card fraud. The tip sheet examines forced authorization, skimming and card not present frauds. Businesses that accept credit cards may find the countermeasures provided to be of some assistance in avoiding being scammed by the unscrupulous.
Resilient youth are better able to handle issues like alcohol, cigarettes, misuse of prescription & illegal drugs as well as withstanding the peer pressure that comes with them. An open environment for communication can help teach your child to say NO in the face of temptation. Remember, help is available in the community to support parents in this regard.
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The third of the seven subject areas for Crime Prevention Week 2019 focuses on relationship violence and how to help someone experiencing abuse.
The second of the seven subject areas for Crime Prevention Week 2019 focuses on the elderly in our community with useful tips on house and home, out and about, safety in your vehicle and protecting your money and valuables.
Welcome to Crime Prevention Week 2019! Over the coming 7 days Oceanside Community Safety and the British Columbia Crime Prevention Association will be sharing information with you to help prevent crimes in our communities. The first of the seven will focus on preventing property crime with a special emphasis on auto crime, something that is very frequent in the Oceanside area.
In the one week period from May 18 to 25, 2017 there were more than 20 thefts from vehicles in the Oceanside area. There is obviously a criminal with an affinity for theft from auto in our community. The thefts were predominately from unlocked vehicles and in fact, it is very rare that windows are smashed to gain entry. Most of these thefts would have been avoided by the owners simply locking their vehicle doors.
The theme of this year's event is “Outreach – Contribution – Mobilization: Commitment to Community Voices.” The focus areas will be: financial abuse of older adults; security features of Canadian bank notes; crime prevention through environmental design; responding to violence against women; keeping children and youth safe; implementation challenges and strategies to overcome them; and creating safer neighbourhoods.