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Lake County, Ohio - Sheriff's Office

Scams & Safety Awareness

    Lake County Sheriff's Office
    Sheriff Frank Leonbruno
    104 East Erie Street   Painesville, Ohio 44077

    Scam & Safety Awareness



    SCAMS; phone scams, email scams, mail scams, the list seems to be endless.  Just hearing the word brings us frustration and fear.  Who can I trust? 

    First and foremost, know that there are many people out there trying to steal from people, especially seniors.  Rather than break into your home criminals today seek to rob you over the phone, through the mail, or over your computer.  The more common scams are grandparent scams, sweepstakes scams, funeral scams, insurance and home improvement scams. They are extremely good con artists with very ingenious plots to take your money.  Every week we take reports from people young and old who have been scammed.

    If it sounds to be good to be true, it’s not true.  Don’t be pressured.  Call your family, call your senior center, or call the police if you have a question.  Explain to them about any call asking for money, selling you something, or asking for a donation.  Get their input.

    The good news is you are in control. Being patient and thoughtful only comes from the wisdom of years.  When in doubt, check it out !


    Sheriff Frank Leonbruno


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