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OPD: Beware of scammers offering child safety kits

Posted at 1:28 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 14:28:01-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Omaha Police Department (OPD) put out a statement to warn people about scammers who are offering a product that they promise will keep your children safe.

They say the scammers offer "Child Safety Kits" and are asking for personal information that should never be given out like social security numbers. This could lead to identity theft, police warn.

These scammers are even bold enough to pressure parents to give up the information during home visits, OPD says.

While OPD says there are legitimate child safety kits on the market that are designed to gather DNA, pictures of children and fingerprints for police, those kits are designed to be kept by parents or guardians... not to be handed over to any other party.

You can find more information about the scam by visiting the Better Business Bureau's site.

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