Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), also known as Design Out Crime, is based on the fundamental idea that the proper design and management of the physical environment can deter crime in a specific area. It is based on CPTED … Go To Page
Phone scammers are targeting University of South Florida students based on their social media profiles.
The bottom line:
- We need to constantly remind our people to be careful about the amount of information they include on their social media profiles.
- Warn them to immediately call their local police department if they receive a phone call like this.
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Ransomware is a type of malware (malicious software) that is making its way into computers around the state and internationally. Reveton is described by the FBI as a computer virus that is designed to lock a user’s computer until the victim pays a “ransom” to the crook using a prepaid money service card.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued an alert for one of the many variations that claims it is from the FBI. It locks the victim’s computer and displays a message saying that the user’s Internet address was identified by the FBI or the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section as having been associated with child pornography sites or other illegal online activity. To unlock their machines, users are required to pay a fine to the FBI. Of course, the FBI never contacts anyone in this manner. [Read more…]
Our friends at the Lee County, Florida Sheriff’s Office are warning their citizens about the “Jury Duty” scam.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Line has received reports this week of unscrupulous individuals posing as representatives from the U.S. District Court attempting to obtain personal information and cash from residents in a scam known as the “Jury Duty” scam. Here’s how the scheme works: [Read more…]
Links to resources mentioned during the Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner Update class have being added. The latest available statistics have been placed in the PowerPoint presentation and the revised slides have been uploaded. A link to the latest complete iC3 annual report is now posted. All of these resources are available on the Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner Update class notes page .
Links and resources for the FCPTI class School-Based Threats: Cybercrimes have been added.
Links to resources used during the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute Residential Crime Prevention Internet Safety and Computer Crimes class are being posted on the website.