The Fraud Unit of the Lee County Sheriff's Department will make a presentation to the Greater Pine Island Civic Association, Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m., to help islanders identify scams. Crooks are becoming increasingly creative at parting people from their hard-earned money. It's important that arm themselves with information that can protect them from manipulative thieves.
Many are being besieged by junk mail offerings, e-mails and phone calls that seem so convincing. How do people identify which ones are scams, and what do you do about it.? The scams have become so prevalent that the Sheriff's Department formed a special unit to deal with this problem.
During the meeting a developer will give a short presentation on a proposed warehouse to be constructed in the Pine Island Industrial Park. The GPICA will review site and design plans and vote on the proposal. Also, Phil Buchanan will provide a short update on Pine Island land planning and environmental issues that arose over the summer.
All civic meetings are open to the public at no charge. Meetings are at the Elks on Pine Island Road, west of Stringfellow. Join or renew membership for a $10/p.p. annual fee. Contact Roger Wood, president, at 920-421-3984 or Kathy Malone, 283-3762.