On behalf of the Lewistown Police Department, we would like to welcome you to Lewistown and sincerely hope your stay is enjoyable. We are dedicated to serving your public safety needs. Please feel free to call upon us for assistance at any time.
We would like to offer our Residents and Visitors some advice.
As we are dedicated to providing assistance when needed, we also have the responsibility to enforce our laws in a fair and consistent manner. We certainly hope to avoid negative contact with our residents and visitors by asking that they comply with the law and understand that officers may be obligated to take enforcement action, using reasonable discretion when appropriate. Most laws are fairly consistent from community to community, and from state to state. However, we do have some laws that may be unique or differ from what you are accustomed to. Please contact the police department if you have any questions about our laws, or to inquire about the legality of a specific activity.
Frauds and Scams
Impoved technology has facilitated the opportunity for criminals to prey on unsuspecting citizens at an alarming rate, especially through the internet and via e-mail. Some so-called scams, although less honest, may even be legal. We are faced with reality that people use very creative and effective ways to successfully try to and do take your money.
Scams comes in various forms, all appearing to be legitimate, including, offers received through the mail, phone solicitations, door to door sales pitches and e-mail transactions. With the popularity of on-line internet banking, sophisticated criminals are finding ways to access bank accounts and obtain funds. All they usually need is your willingness to provide personal information.
In most cases, frauds and scams are carried out simply because people were led to believe the transactions were legitimate, and they didn’t follow some simple guidelines to protect themselves. Below are some items that should be followed to help avoid becoming a victim.