Statistics show that criminals, for a wide variety of reasons, are more likely to target citizens over the age of 50. Most citizens in this age bracket are more trusting and are often persuaded by reference to authority or official looking documents.

The Shrewsbury Police Department encourages all of our residents to contact the police department prior to making any monetary commitment to unknown persons or organizations. Simply contact the police department and we will gladly work with you to verify the legitimacy of the person or organization that has contacted you.

Finally, we wish to remind our citizens of 1 golden rule, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."