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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Tuesday February 12th, 2019 :: 01:48 p.m. PST


Lancaster Station and the LASD Fraud & Cyber Crimes Bureau bring you safety tips against cyber crimes!

We love the internet! It has allowed us to communicate quickly and more efficiently with a wide range of residents and increased our audiences. Banking, communicating and keeping in touch with family and friends has never been so easy.

But all those benefits also expose us to some downfalls. Internet crimes have become common in recent years. Over the next week, Lancaster Sheriff's Station will be sharing safety tips against cyber crimes, brought to you directly from our Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau.

Let's start with passwords!

1. Ensure your security software is up to date.
2. Change your passwords often.
3. Use a passphrase rather than a password:
You can change the characters around so it becomes more complex and remember passwords/phrases are cap sensitive:
Myd0g$nam3i$sp0t or MyDogsNameIsSpot
4. Have a unique password for each separate account.
5. Do not click on unfamiliar links, files, posts or tweets.
6. Your bank will never text you unless it's to send you a temporary PIN that YOU have requested. Thieves and scammers have become amazing at duplicating logos, background colors and other tools to make themselves look official. If you have any questions, do not call the number the text/email provides you. Only call the number on the back of your card and do not follow any prompts or links sent to you via email/text.
7. If possible, do not use your debit card for online purchases, instead use a credit card.

For more information, check out and take a look at all of the information our Cyber Crimes Bureau has to offer!

"If You See Something, Say Something"
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley.
Ali Villalobos
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
501 W Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
Station (661) 948-8466
Desk (661) 524-2154
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Instagram: @lanlasd

LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
501 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-948-8466

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