Alerts and Warnings

Scams

The Green Township Police Department receives complaints from citizens regarding scams.  These scams come in a variety of forms and involve a wide range of victims. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office compiles information regarding reported scams and releases that information through their website.

Please take time to visit the Ohio Attorney General’s Office website and review information regarding local scams.  The best defense to prevent these scams is to be well informed before they come to you.

The FTC website also provides information for scam alerts.  You can visit this information under the FTC Consumer Information section.

Click here for an example of a scam that circulated a few years ago.

 

Internet Crimes

Green Township Police detectives actively investigate reports of internet related crime.  The majority of these offenses involve perpetrators in other states, and in many cases, other countries.  Our detectives have followed the electronic trail worldwide, working cooperatively with police across the United States in an attempt to solve these crimes.  Unfortunately, once your money leaves the United States, it is gone for good.

Remember, if it seems to be too good to be true, don’t send money or information.  Educate yourself and don’t be that next victim!

Visit some of the links in the above section and check out these links below for crime prevention strategies and to report incidents:

Identity Theft- Complaints and Free Credit Reports
The Internet Crime Complaint Center
The FBI created the The Internet Crime Complaint Center for victims of cyber crime.  Their website  is a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.

 

AMBER Alerts

The AMBER Alert system was designed to be an early warning system to help find abducted children.  AMBER stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response.

You may have seen alerts when driving along local highways or you may have received alerts on your phone.  If you are not familiar with the program then take some time and visit their website and Facebook Page.

 

Missing Persons

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office also provides information regarding missing persons in Ohio. Their website has several sections for missing persons including sections for missing children and missing adults.  Please visit the missing person section of their website for information regarding missing persons in Ohio.

If you need to report a missing person in Green Township please contact us immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

 

Weather Alerts

If you are looking for local weather alerts please tune into any of your local TV and radio stations.  You can also visit the National Weather Service page and view local area weather at any time.

 

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