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Massanutten Police Department

Alerts / Safety Tips

Online Shopping Safety

* Only make online purchases through reputable companies.
* Beware of sales through private companies or individual sellers that sound “too good to be true,”  because most likely, they are.
* No matter what device or internet connection you use when making online purchases, make sure you see the padlock symbol or “https” in the url bar.
* Beware of making online purchases over public Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi might be free and convenient, but using your mobile device’s data plan is safer.
* Use credit cards or gift cards for online purchases instead of debit cards.
* If you see a pop-up advertisement online, do not click on the advertisement. Instead, type the link in the url bar to insure you are going to the actual website/advertisement and not a malicious one.
* Monitoring your accounts is always a best practice, but keep in mind that cyber criminals will often wait to use the information they collected until several months after a victim’s purchase was made.
* If you feel you have become a victim of an internet-related crime, report immediately to your local PD and financial institutions as needed.
*** Please report any information pertaining to Internet Fraud to the VFC at VFC@vsp.virginia.gov.

Jess

Chief J.S. Gordon

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Most everyone at Massanutten that have lived or worked here, know that overall, this is a very safe place to live and work. But, we are not immune to any type of crime. Let us all continue to support our community. Please get to know your neighbors and continue to communicate with us at the MPD.

Thank you,

Jess

Chief J.S. Gordon

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Notice:

Property Owners and Residents that own or live in Massanutten that are interested in or are concerned about the activities that our Police Officers are responding to, please review the “Daily Calls for Service” that are posted. We attempt to update these Calls for Service as soon as possible.

If, you have a question concerning the calls that we are investigating or responding to, you may email Chief J.S. Gordon at police@massanuttenvillage.com or Lt. Eric Painter at epainter@massanuttenvillage.com.

Please note that this email address is not monitored 24/7.

 

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