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Travel Scams in Full Swing During Summer Months

With temperatures skyrocketing into triple digits, many Arizonans are scrambling to book getaways in cooler places to beat the heat. Before you book a hotel, Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants to warn consumers about the latest travel scams and how to avoid them. By following the tips below, Arizona consumers can stay safe, avoid the scams, and make the most of their vacations.

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Safety Tips: Heat Safety

Safety Tips: Heat Safety

Every year, thousands of adults suffer from heat-related conditions, including dehydration, sunburn and heat stroke. As the body ages, it often loses the ability to adapt to the heat.

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What’s good for your body can be bad for your kitchen sink

What’s good for your body can be bad for your kitchen sink

You probably know garbage disposals are not for actual garbage like paint, paper towels and wrappers.

But you may not realize there are several food items that don’t mix well with disposals.

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Phone Scam Alert

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received several phone calls regarding a possible scam. Several people called PCSO after receiving a call from the Adult Detention call number (855) 355-0358.

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State launches campaign for safety during monsoons

State launches campaign for safety during monsoons

A new safety campaign will remind Arizona drivers stuck in dust storms to pull over, turn off all car lights and wait until visibility is back before hitting the road again.

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Pinal County Building Safety Stresses Pool Safety as Temperature Rise

Pinal County Building Safety Stresses Pool Safety as Temperature Rise

For families with young children, the summer school break is upon us. The start of the warmer summer weather, backyard BBQ’s and definitely the time to jump in the pool and keep cool.

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ALERT: MVD urges online customers not to pay for something that’s free

ALERT: MVD urges online customers not to pay for something that’s free

Searching for the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division online? Not only should you go to the right website, you also need to be wary of a new trend of people using social media to offer services that are actually free.

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FBI Tells Router Users to Reboot Now to Disrupt Malware infecting More than Half a Million Devices

FBI Tells Router Users to Reboot Now to Disrupt Malware infecting More than Half a Million Devices

The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers. The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic.

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Expert warns of child dehydration signs during desert heat

Expert warns of child dehydration signs during desert heat

Bicycling, running with friends and swimming are great activities for children, but can be dangerous during our hot summers if your child isn’t hydrating properly.

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Don’t spark a fire: Check chains, don’t toss cigarettes along state highways

Don’t spark a fire: Check chains, don’t toss cigarettes along state highways

With summer temperatures at hand and the landscape extremely dry across Arizona, dragging chains, tossing cigarette butts or even having underinflated tires can start fires along state highways.

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Beware of these venomous creatures in Arizona

There are a handful of venomous creatures need to stay away from.

Living in Arizona isn’t all relaxing by the pool or hiking in the mountains. Arizonans have to be careful about creepy creatures that lurk in the dark or even in their homes. And their bite or sting is nothing to mess with. Below are the top venomous animals that also call Arizona home.

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Prepare for Graduation with Safety in Mind

With graduation season upon us, Arizona SADD would like to remind teens and their parents to celebrate safely.

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Underage Drinking and End of Year Celebrations Don’t Mix

Underage Drinking and End of Year Celebrations Don’t Mix

Prom and graduation season is a special time for most teens, maybe even considered a ‘rite of passage.’ Parents want their teen to experience the excitement and fun of this time of year; however, they may also have concerns about their teen's safety.

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Safety Tips: Heat Safety - Vehicles

When summer temperatures start rising, so does the risk of heat-related injuries for children and pets left in vehicles.

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Rescue crews urge hikers to have a cellphone in case of emergencies

Rescue crews urge hikers to have a cellphone in case of emergencies

Rescue crews say something as simple as a charged cellphone can be the difference between a rescue and a recovery.

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Heading to a pool? Follow these safety tips for a safe swim

Heading to a pool? Follow these safety tips for a safe swim

We are approaching the summer months in Arizona. This means Arizona families will find ways to beat the heat.

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Grilling season is on Fire

Grilling season is on Fire

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, July is the peak month, barely beating out May, for home fires resulting from Grilling accidents. On average 8,900 home fires nationwide are started by grilling each year.

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Spring Crime Prevention Tips

Spring Crime Prevention Tips

As temperatures increase over the next several weeks, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office would like to remind you to take the follow precautions as you enjoy the spring season:

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Police warn of ‘terrifying’ phone scam targeting parents

Police warn of ‘terrifying’ phone scam targeting parents

Police are warning parents about a virtual kidnapping scam that begins with a single phone call.

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MVD: Buying a vehicle? Check its history

MVD: Buying a vehicle? Check its history

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division cautions consumers to beware of potential fraud when buying a car.

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