This month I would like to share some information about scams, identify theft and protecting yourself from these devastating financial crimes. I know I have written about this topic before, but unfortunately our office has recently seen an increase in these crimes specifically to senior citizens. Often these crimes go unreported because of embarrassment or simply not knowing that you have been a victim. It is important to report these crimes.
As the seasons quickly change and we start preparing for winter, many of our residents head for warmer climates. I would like to offer some helpful reminders for those that go south for the winter to help secure properties and ensure that when they return things are in place as they left them. These reminders on what you can do to prevent criminal activity are also good for our residents who are here year-around.
With Labor Day being the unofficial end of summer, it is a time for all of us to begin the preparation for the cold and snowy weather soon to come. As we prepare our homes, cars, hunting and fishing gear, we should ask ourselves if we are really prepared for simple or major events that could occur.
If you travel in or around northern Minnesota, more than likely you have been involved in a vehicle vs. deer collision, or you know someone who has. If you haven’t, maybe you have read our weekly media blotter and notice that car vs. deer collisions have been higher than normal the past few months. We have noticed a significant increase in vehicle vs. deer collisions resulting in crashes with injuries as well as crashes involving significant property damage.