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Hanover, VA – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind its citizens to remain safety conscious when conducting in person transactions from online sales, sharing financial information over websites, and personal information on social networks. By being safety conscious while online, you will reduce your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft and other scams.
How can you reduce your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft?
How can you reduce your risk of becoming a victim during in-person transactions from online sales?
We encourage everyone to also follow these tips if they plan to meet someone they have met on a social network.
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office is located at 7522 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069. Citizens are welcome to use our location as a safe spot for sales and exchanges. For further information on how to protect yourself online and during these transactions please visit http://www.craigslist.org/about/safety or www.hanoversheriff.com/161/Safety-Awareness.