This page is dedicated to providing you with information regarding current trends in crime and tips to prevent some of the more common scams. Please check this page often as we keep it updated as new information is released.

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Pssst….money doesn’t grow on trees. FREE MONEY!!! Have you ever heard nothing in life is free? That’s pretty accurate, unless you are lucky enough to meet the Secret Santa who hands out $100.00 bills. What is the point of this post you may ask? When you fall for the telephone scammer from The IRS The […]

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Senior Alert Care Scam

The Merrimack NH Police Department has taken numerous complaints regarding solicitors calling residents posing as representatives from Senior Alert Care Company. The solicitors are stating that one of your family members has purchased a medical alert system for you and they tell you the only cost to you is a $1.00 a day monitoring fee […]

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Eversource Scam

A business here in Newington received a call from a gentleman claiming to be a representative from the Disconnect Department at EVERSOURCE. He claims that your bill is 3 months overdue and the balance is some exorbitant amount that needs to be paid immediately. This is a scam so please be aware.

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Electronic Pickpocketing

As technology advances, so do the crimes. Now that some credit cards have a wireless technology embedded in them, thieves can acquire inexpensive equipment to obtain your wi-fi enabled credit card without picking your pocket. While they can’t obtain your CVV (your card validation code, typically the three digit number printed on the back of […]

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Consumer Protection Hotline

Consumer Protection Hotline: 1-888-463-4454 weekdays from 9am to 3pm Questions about donation solicitations: 1-603-271-3591 The Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau acts to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive trade practices in New Hampshire. Federal Trades Commission: Fighting Scams and Fraud As the nation’s consumer protection agency, the FTC takes complaints about businesses that don’t make […]

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New Credit Card Scam

Snopes.Com says this is true: To verify see this site: http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/creditcard.asp This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want. Note: The callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it… This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA & […]

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Your Grandson Needs Help

Scam Targeting Elderly Residents in the New England Area Set-up: A male subject calls the victim pretending to be their grandson. The suspect actually uses the victim’s grandson’s name. The suspect requests $4,800 saying: A. He was in a car accident and needs the money to repair the vehicle before he can be released from […]

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Telephone Scams

“You Won Money” Recently the Chief of Police has spoken with some town residents who have received telephone calls claiming they won a considerable amount of cash. The caller then requests certain personal/confidential information.  As a reminder, don’t ever give out any personal information (social security number, bank information, etc.) on the telephone. If you […]

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