Crime Alert

Senior Citizen Scams

Suspect(s) are calling the elderly telling them they have won the lottery. In order to collect the lottery winnings, they must first wire money to pay the taxes on the winnings. THIS IS A SCAM! Don’t fall victim to it. Be alert and aware of other scams in your neighborhoods.

Reminder

If you receive an email requesting you to wire money or threatening you & your family if you donโ€™t send money, it is more than likely a SCAM. Donโ€™t send your hard earned money to thieves.

Be Aware

The Livonia Police department encourages citizens to call at the first sign of suspicious activity.
Copper piping thefts have occurred at 3 vacant homes within the last month in the Schoolcraft/Inkster area.
If you see suspicious activity, vehicles, or persons, please call 911 immediately.

Fraud Alert

“Pretexting” is the practice of getting your personal information under false pretenses. Pretexters sell your information to people who may use it to get credit in your name, to steal your assets, or to investigate or sue you.

Pretexters use a variety of tactics to get your personal information. For example, a pretexter may call, claim he’s from a research firm, and ask you for your name, address, birth date, and social security number. When the pretexter has the information he wants, he uses it to call your financial institution. He pretends to be you or someone with authorized access to your account. He might claim that he’s forgotten his checkbook and needs information about his account. In this way, the pretexter may be able to obtain other personal information about you such as your bank and credit card account numbers, information in your credit report, and the existence and size of your savings and investment portfolios.

Keep in mind that some information about you may be a matter of public record, such as whether you own a home, pay your real estate taxes, or have ever filed for bankruptcy. It is not pretexting for another person to collect this kind of information.

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Although our patrol officers work very hard to prevent crime in the City of Livonia, they can’t be everywhere. Crime will occur. Even in these tough economic times, Livonia continues to be one of the safest cities in the country.

Remember, if you believe you have witnessed a crime, don’t put yourself in “harms way” by attempting to apprehend the suspect(s). Be the best witness you can be. Get a complete description of the perpetrator(s) (race, sex, clothing description), and their method of travel (vehicle make, model and color), if you can safely get the license plate do so, but don’t risk your safety to get it. Call the Livonia Police as quickly as possible.

If you believe you are witnessing a crime in progress, dial 911. If you have observed a suspicious person and/or incident call the patrol desk at (734) 466-2470.

Together, we can continue to keep Livonia safe for everyone.

If you have information on a crime of any kind, please call Detective Daniel McCulley at (734) 466-2322. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800 773-2587. You may be rewarded for your tip, should it lead to the arrest and/or conviction of a criminal.