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The main purpose of any crime stoppers program
is to acquire information about crime
and criminals in the community.
If you have information about crimes that have occurred or
any crimes that are about to occur, call your local
Crime Stoppers program and relay the
For crimes in Weslaco, you can call (956) 968-TIPS (8477) or
you may leavea tip on our website at
Your call is kept confidential, and you do not need to
give your name. An arrest makes you
eligible for a cash reward.
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Federal Trade Commission
Warns Against Lotto Scam
If you receive a letter in the mail from Canada,
advising you that you have won lotto,
Click this link:
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SEE BUSINESS SCAM
Click "Crime of the Week."
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What does a parent do if her (his) child is being
bullied at school or in the neighborhood?
Click the following links for information.
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DO YOU USE A COMPUTER?
IF SO, READ THIS
If you receive a message on your computer
for a free "security scan" because
your computer has "malicious
software" on it, BEWARE!
Click the link to read what the
Federal Trade Commission advises.
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For information on Registered Sex Offenders
in Weslaco, scroll down near the
bottom of this page.
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WESLACO CRIME STOPPERS IS CURRENTLY
HOLDING A FUND RAISING DRIVE.
We have established three (3) levels of
contribution amounts. They are
SHARP SHOOTER $200
ULTIMATE CRIME FIGHTER $500
Of course, you may contribute any amount you wish. For your gift,
you will receive an acknowledgement and a memento from our organization. Because Weslaco Crime Stoppers
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
your gift is tax deductible.
Click the link below for a copy of our fundraising letter:
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A L E R T ! !
A young White female has been going door to door, using
fake excuses to enter trusting persons'
houses and then stealing from them.
She did this on March 1 and March 4, on Liberty Street and
on Pino Street, respectively. In one case, the young
woman asked if the resident wanted to buy
tamales. At the second location, the woman asked if the
resident could give her food and blankets. When the resident
became preoccupied, the woman stole a purse at one house
and took cash and jewelry at the second.
One victim reported that a man in a brown van was waiting for her.
BE CAREFUL WHO YOU LET ENTER YOUR HOUSE.
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INTERESTED IN A REVERSE MORTGAGE?
See what AARP has to say about reverse mortgages.
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For Useful Phone Numbers
Click the Link: PhoneNumbersSeniors.doc
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ISSUES
THAT AFFECT SENIORS, CALL THE BETTER
BUSINESS BUREAU IN WESLACO AT
A SCAM TO WATCH OUT FOR
This scam happened to a Weslaco woman, age 73, just this weekend. She got a telephone call from "Jackie," who "works" for Microsoft, saying her computer needs a software upgrade. And to be able to do this, "Jackie" needs some information. The upgrade only costs $2.
DO YOU SEE ANY [RED FLAGS], YET?
Part of the information that the innocent Weslaco woman provided
was a credit card number. [RED FLAG] Presently, our trusting
Weslaco woman received an email, and once she opened it,
it stated that her transaction with Microsoft was complete,
through Western Union. [RED FLAG].
Our unfortunate Weslaco woman was out almost $195. If anyone wants you to make a transaction through Western Union, be wary. It's untraceable.
Before you take any unusual action where money is concerned (your money), ask a trusted friend or relative for an opinion. It could save you $$$.
Anyone can fall for such scams. None of us is immune.
Recently, on March 8th & 9th, senior citizens were exploited by those who have no respect for us. At a home on East Plaza Street, two females stopped to chat, acted as if they knew the homeowner, and then
one female asked to use the bathroom.
However, while she was inside the house, the "parasite" helped herself to the unsuspecting homeowner's wallet. They took off with
driver's license, Social Security card, credit cards, and $30 cash.
In another case, an 88-year-old man who was shopping at a local home
improvement store thought that the young man who offered to help him with
lumber and clothes hooks was only trying to be helpful. He did wheel out
the lumber carrier for the senior, but the younger took his payment by steal-
ing the hooks which cost $24. Guess that was the guy's tip.
UNFORTUNATELY, WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT PEOPLE
THAT ARE OVERLY NICE OR FRIENDLY TO US. SADLY, IT'S JUST
THE WAY IT IS NOWADAYS!