Scams & Fraud Alert


Scams & Fraud Alert

FPL – The alleged suspects are calling businesses and alerting them of an immediate power disconnect if they do not pay a fee within 10-20 minutes. FPL will not call you with an immediate disconnect, nor will they ask you to pay the bill with a GREEN DOT credit card, or the new way is they are informing people they will only take “CASH,” and giving them an address on Mason Ave in D.B. to drop of the payment…… NOT TRUE. Probably just a robbery waiting to happen.

IRS scam – The alleged suspects are starting to call people within the city, and I am sure many more places to inform them they need to pay a fine immediately or there could be an arrest warrant issued for them. It is TAX time, so we may be getting many more calls on this.

If you have any questions or feel you have fallen victim please contact our department at 386-248-1777.


2017 Click It or Ticket Campaign


As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety Officers are urging everyone to buckle up.   Beginning May 22, 2017, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2017 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted. 

Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety will join law enforcement agencies across half of the United States in mobilizing the Click It or Ticket Campaign.  

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9,874 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2015 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.  And unbelted fatalities are more prevalent at night than during the daytime:  51 percent of those killed in 2015 during the overnight hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. were unbelted at the time of the crash.  

From 1975 through 2015, seat belts have saved an estimated 344,447 lives nationwide. So while this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs from May 22 – June 4, officers will continue to save lives by enforcing seat belt laws year-round. 

For more on the national Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit

Officers Focus on Pedestrian Safety

Date:              11-30-2016        

 Officers Focus on Pedestrian Safety

Officers of the Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety will be focusing on pedestrian and bicycle safety in the coming months.  Funded by a Florida Department of         Transportation grant administered by the University of South Florida, officers will conduct operations between November, 2016 and May, 2017 in which unsafe drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians will be targeted along State Road A1A.

During previous operations, officers repeatedly observed drivers fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, occasionally requiring pedestrians to run to avoid being struck.  The primary focus at the beginning of the program will be on educating the public about the laws designed to protect pedestrians.  Florida law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

Pedestrians are encouraged to use marked crosswalks whenever possible and not place too much trust the road safety system.

For any additional information please contact Lieutenant Michael Fowler at (386) 527-8273.

Email Scams

The attached email was recently received by one of our city employees.  Fortunately the employee recognized the email to be a scam, did not reply, and deleted it.  

Please be advised that if you receive an email from an unknown person requesting your personal information so they can send you money, it is most likely a scam.  If you do receive an email similar to the one below, do not respond to the email and delete it.   

Email Scam Example



The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information. Here are several tips to help you avoid being a victim of these scams:

Scammers make unsolicited calls. Thieves call taxpayers claiming to be IRS officials. They demand that the victim pay a bogus tax bill. They con the victim into sending cash, usually through a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. They may also leave “urgent” callback requests through phone “robo-calls,” or via phishing email.

Callers try to scare their victims. Many phone scams use threats to intimidate and bully a victim into paying. They may even threaten to arrest, deport or revoke the license of their victim if they don’t get the money.

Scams use caller ID spoofing. Scammers often alter caller ID to make it look like the IRS or another agency is calling. The callers use IRS titles and fake badge numbers to appear legitimate. They may use the victim’s name, address and other personal information to make the call sound official.

Cons try new tricks all the time. Some schemes provide an actual IRS address where they tell the victim to mail a receipt for the payment they make. Others use emails that contain a fake IRS document with a phone number or an email address for a reply. These scams often use official IRS letterhead in emails or regular mail that they send to their victims. They try these ploys to make the ruse look official.

Scams cost victims over $23 million. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA, has received reports of about 736,000 scam contacts since October 2013. Nearly 4,550 victims have collectively paid over $23 million as a result of the scam.

If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do:

 Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.

 Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page. You can also call 800-366-4484.

 Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes.