Watch Out for Scams

Be Smart: Keep An Eye Out for Scams

Fraudulent schemes and scam calls are an unfortunate reality these days, and it’s important to remain vigilant so you don’t become a victim. Trust your gut! If a call, letter, or solicitation seems off, it probably is. Stick to the tips below to protect yourself, your family, and your finances.

Phone Calls, Letters, and Bills

  • A legitimate business will NEVER ask for a payment in the form of a gift card or cash in the mail
  • Do not give out banking information to a non-trusted or unverified source over the phone
  • The IRS, Medicare, or other government entities will not ask for your financial information over the phone
  • The Town of Belleair will not ask for payments or donations over the phone
  • If you receive a call saying a family member or grandchild is in trouble or an accident and the caller is asking for money, hang up and call them yourself or another family member to verify
  • Unusual bills or requests for money should always be verified - call the number you know, not the one they give you
  • Never hit re-dial or call back a number that tried to scam you! Instead, always directly call a number that you have verified

Solicitors

  • Most solicitors are not permitted in Belleair, per our Code of Ordinances. If you do have a solicitor contact you at your home, call us and we will come out to verify if they are a legitimate solicitor
  • Do not answer the door for someone you do not know, are not expecting, or that does not have proper identification
  • Town employees will have a Town uniform on and a valid Town ID if coming to your door
  1. Police Department

    Physical Address
    901 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
    Belleair, FL 33756

    Phone: (727) 588-3769
    Emergency: 911