FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION
This page contains links to short video clips designed to make the general public more aware of potential Frauds and Scams. Please be patient depending on the speed of your Internet connection these videos ay several minutes to load.
Click here to watch the Sweepstakes Scam News Report (6:25) This is an investigative news report which shows how sweepstakes scam artists operate. A telephone call is made from out of the country (typically Canada). The unsuspecting victims are convinced they have won a large sweepstakes, but often end up losing their life savings.
Click here to watch the Weapons of Fraud Video (12:30) This is an excellent video produced by the American Association of Retired Persons. You will see some of the tools con artists use to persuade their victims into sending them big checks to become eligible to win nonexistent or low value prizes.
Click here to watch the Identity Theft Interview with Lieutenant Ron Williams (5:00) This short video produced by CNN Headline News is a one on one interview between Lt. Ron Williams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Identity Theft Task Force, and Brad Pomerance of Comcast Local Edition. They discuss the seriousness of the rapid growing crime of identity theft and just how important it is to protect your personal information.
Click here to watch the Protecting Your Identity Interview with Lieutenant Ron Williams (5:00) This short video produced by CNN Headline News is a one on one interview between Lt. Ron Williams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Identity Theft Task Force and Brad Pomerance of Comcast Local Edition. They discuss ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft.
Click here to watch a short Public Service Announcement on Identity Theft ( :30) This short public service announcement produced by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department emphasizes the importance of shredding documents containing your personal information rather then just tossing them into the trash.