Nassau County, NY - December 7, 2015 - In an effort to keep residents, their loved ones and valuables safe, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter issued safety tips for residents that will help prevent deception burglaries and home improvement scams.
Nassau County remains one of the safest counties in the Nation but it is imperative that residents remain informed and vigilant. To that end, the following safety tips will be helpful in protecting residents from becoming a victim of a home improvement scam and/or deception burglary:
Do not allow uninvited repair workers into your home, especially if they want to fix something that you have not noticed is a problem (such as a leaky roof).
If someone claims to be at your home for an inspection, ask for identification and contact their company prior to allowing them into your home.
Keep doors locked when possible to prevent anyone from entering your home while you are outside the house.
Call 911 immediately if someone attempts to enter your home or you suspect someone is attempting a deception burglary.
Watch for people offering services in your community and make sure to write down a description of the individuals and their vehicle, including a plate number.
Older residents and those living alone are often targeted – keep in contact with your neighbors to ensure that they are not victimized.
- Always research companies before hiring them to ensure that they are legitimate companies with a good reputation.
As with other crimes, residents can make their neighborhood an uncomfortable place for criminals: Report Any Suspicious Activity.
To report any suspicious activity, please call 1-800-244-TIPS (8477).