On Behalf of The Department of Safety:
The 2020/21 school year has begun for many and is just around the corner for others. NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management has See Something Say Something® materials available for communities and schools.
We all play an important role in maintaining safe communities and preventing terrorism.
If You See Something, Say Something® is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.
Through a US Department of Homeland Security grant, NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management has resources and materials available to promote the If you See Something, Say Something® campaign in schools. These materials and resources are available to NH schools at no cost.
Resources include social media imagery, printed posters, talking points, media FAQs, and best practice guides.
Visit the HSEM website or the HSEM Resource Center to learn more.
If you have questions about the If You See Something, Say Something® campaign, please contact the HSEM Community Outreach Office at 603-271-2231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The police have been notified by the Brentwood Highway Agent there will be a continuous flow of construction vehicles traveling on Robinson Road to Rowell Road due to bridge construction today. The Highway agent anticipates the bridge will be open in the next month.
The Town of Brentwood Highway agent advised Lake Road will be closed today to Skim Milk Lane & Wendell to Skim Milk Lane is closed due to road work being conducted.
In addition Old Danville Road will be closed today through Kadra Street at the Fremont town line. Road work is being conducted.
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Contact: Kate Spiner, Director of Communications email@example.com / (603) 573-6103
Brandon H. Garod, Senior Assistant Attorney General
firstname.lastname@example.org / (603) 271-1217
Concord, NH -- Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald is warning about a wave of COVID-19 related scams surrounding federal stimulus payments. These scams target consumer vulnerability by attempting to capitalize on the anxiety naturally arising from current events.
The public should always be vigilant with respect to potential scams. However, during these challenging times, heightened awareness is essential. The Attorney General urges the public to use common sense and caution to protect against scammers.
Stimulus Payment Scams
The United States Congress recently passed a large COVID-19 relief and stimulus package that promises to provide financial relief to many Americans. Scammers have recently attempted to use the promise and anticipation of stimulus payments to acquire personal identifying information [PII] from unsuspecting victims.
In a recent example of how scammers are trying to use the anticipation of stimulus payments to collect PII, emails that appeared to be from the United States Treasury Department were sent by scammers claiming that the recipient was selected as one of the first to receive a stimulus payment. The phony email requested that the recipient provide PII including phone number, date of birth and profession in order to receive a stimulus payment.
What you should know:
The Internal Revenue Service recently released guidance informing the public that most people do not need to take any action in order to receive stimulus payments.
Government agencies are NOT sending out emails asking for personal information in order to receive funds or other pandemic relief opportunities.
How to protect yourself:
Any request via a phone call, text message or email for personal identifying information, or any other information as a prerequisite for receiving a stimulus payment should be heavily scrutinized.
Do not engage with callers or emails from unrecognized sources.
Do your homework, ask questions and use the IRS website for accurate information:
New Hampshire people who receive requests for information in exchange for a stimulus
payment should contact the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau of the Attorney
For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak in New Hampshire visit:
For more information about Scams and how to protect yourself, visit:
Contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline to report a scam:
The Town of Brentwood, NH (pop. 4,800), situated in the scenic seacoast area of New Hampshire, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time police officer. Duties include all law enforcement activities as well as ensure the safety of the community. Minimum requirements for this position include: must be a U. S. Citizen, 21 years of age, a High School Diploma or GED equivalent, and a valid driver’s license. Police or military experience and/or post-secondary education is strongly recommended. Selected applicants will be required to undergo a screening process which includes a written test, physical examination, drug test, polygraph, and psychological examination. Applicants must be certified or capable of being certified by the NH Police Standards & Training Council.
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to review the job description for this position and obtain an application at https://www.brentwoodpd.org/employment.html
The Brentwood Police provides a competitive benefits package and salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit resumes and applications to the Brentwood Police Department, Town of Brentwood, 1 Dalton Road, Brentwood, NH 03833, by the close of business on 6/30/2020.
Questions, please contact Sergeant Wicks, M-W, 6:00 am to 4:00 pm at (603) 642-8817.
The Town of Brentwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray of the District of New Hampshire today urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or to the NCDF e-mail address email@example.com. The public also can report fraud to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov.
In coordination with the Department of Justice, Attorney General William Barr has directed U.S. Attorneys to prioritize the investigation and prosecution of Coronavirus fraud schemes.
“During this national emergency, a small number of cruel and self-serving individuals are seeking to profit from the public’s fear of COVID-19,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “There are reports of fraudsters selling counterfeit products and fake cures or setting up malicious websites in order to take advantage of people who are attempting to protect themselves from the virus. Such criminal exploitation will not be tolerated and will receive the full attention of federal law enforcement. I urge anyone who becomes aware of this type of fraud to report it. We will work closely with all of our law enforcement partners to end these despicable schemes and bring the criminals to justice.”
In addition to the NCDF hotline, citizens also can report fraud to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) by visiting www.IC3.gov.
“With the outbreak of COVID-19, scammers have found a platform that preys on people’s fears and could make them more likely to be victimized,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “We want you to help us stop these fraudsters by reporting suspicious activity, fraud, and attempted fraud at ic3.gov. We also want you to avoid falling prey to these scams. So don't click on links within emails from senders you don't recognize, always independently verify the information originates from a legitimate source, never supply your login credentials or financial data in response to an email, and visit websites by inputting their domains manually. By working together, we can help stop this type of activity."
Some examples of the fraudulent schemes related to COVID-19 include:
The NCDF can receive and enter complaints into a centralized system that can be accessed by all U.S. Attorneys, as well as Justice Department litigating and law enforcement components to identify, investigate and prosecute fraud schemes. The NCDF coordinates complaints with 16 additional federal law enforcement agencies, as well as state Attorneys General and local authorities.
To find more about Department of Justice resources and information, please visit www.justice.gov/coronavirus.