Jury Duty Scam! April 25, 2023
The Davidson Police Department has seen a recurrence of the Jury Duty scam in which the scammer poses as a law enforcement officer or judicial official and states that you failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a fine or post bond as a penalty for not fulfilling your requirement. This scam is successful as most individuals believe it is reasonable, they may have missed a letter requiring their appearance for jury duty.
If the call comes in
- After normal business hours,
- contains a threat of arrest,
- requires immediate payment
THEN, IT IS MOST LIKELY A SCAM.
Regardless, failure to report for jury duty per North Carolina statute is currently $50.00 for each time a juror fails to appear. If you suspect this has happened to you, please contact the Davidson Police Department at 704-892-5131.
For more information and guidance visit this link from the North Carolina Judicial Branch: https://www.nccourts.gov/help-topics/jury-service/jury-service-scams#avoid-jury-duty-scams-7710
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month- April 2023
Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic, and while drivers texting behind the wheel tops an endless list of distractions, other risky actions include: talking (on the phone or to others in the car), setting the navigation, adjusting what you’re listening to, drinking coffee, applying makeup, and more. By driving distracted, seconds that you may need to avoid a close call or deadly crash are lost. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving killed 3,142 people in 2020.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- National Safety Council
- Neighbors Public Safety Service
- End Distracted Driving.org
- Family Safe Driving Agreement
Internet Safety Day- February 7, 2023
Safer Internet Day is an international awareness event which encourages safer internet use, especially among children and students. It emphasizes all aspects of online safety, including cyberbullying, social media, digital identity, etc... This year's focus is "sextortion," specifically financial sextoration, which focuses on associated online risks and the importance of parents talking with their children about the risks.