Distraction Theft


Please be attentive of your personal belongings and avoid becoming a victim:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Report ALL suspicious activity.
  • Don’t leave a purse or wallet unattended in a shopping cart.
  • Lock your vehicle doors.
  • DO NOT leave valuables in plain view.
  • Carry as few credit cards as possible.
  • Close/secure your purse.
  • Don’t leave purse or wallet unattended.

Identity theft can occur within minutes!

Restoring your good credit can take years. You may not be able to:

  • Get a loan
  • Re-finance
  • Purchase a car or other property
  • Obtain credit in the futureThis is a public awareness message courtesy of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeFor more information:

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