Internet Safety

Over the past several years, Crookston Police Department has received an increasing number of reports related to online fraud and theft. Internet users should be wary of transactions requiring electronic money transfers and should avoid sending funds to persons whom they do not know. The majority of these fraud schemes span state and national borders, making it impossible for law enforcement agencies pursue an investigation.

One of the easiest and best ways to keep yourself safe from computer viruses is to back up your important files to an external location, such as a flash drive or to the cloud, such as Google Drive. Back up anything you want to make sure you never lose, such as family pictures and important documents.