0059: /scam-alerts


Local alert system

Getting information out quickly about scams is important.  By the time the local newspaper or the police department is aware of a problem, the scammers are often long gone.

With /scam-alerts neighbors can share information and keep an eye out for each other.  Someone spending a little too much time in a yard that’s not theirs?  Neighbors can quickly confirm if that person lives in the area, and someone can politely but firmly say hi to let him / her know that residents are on the lookout for each other.  Someone offering to do yard work but you’re not sure if they’re reliable?  Check in on /scam-alerts to see if anyone’s reported back on them.

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