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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Apr 22

Protect Yourself from Credit Card Fraud

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 9:13 AM by Communications Department

The Economic Crimes Division of the Newport News Police Department has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent credit card use reports.4-22 credit card_SC The reported incidents are happening when citizens leave their vehicle unattended, leaving their wallet, purse, phone or other valuables in plain view for people to see. Unattended purses and valuables are also being stolen from shopping carts inside businesses when citizens aren’t paying attention.

In order to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of these crimes, please remember to remove or hide your valuables, lock your doors before leaving your vehicle unattended, make sure all of the windows are rolled up, sunroof closed, and park in well-lit areas. Never leave your valuables unattended and always be aware of your surroundings.