In this day Identity theft is a daily problem. If you feel your Identity has been compromised please follow the steps here
If you prefer, we have paper copies of the Identity Theft- A Recovery Plan in the Resident Troopers Office.
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Town of Mansfield
Resident State Trooper’s Office, 4 South Eagleville Road, Mansfield, CT 06268
(860) 429-6024 Telephone (860) 429-4090 Facsimile
Instruction for Temporary State Pistol Permit
To apply, you must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen residing in Mansfield, and a suitable person (C.G.S. Title 28, sec. 29-28). Convicted felons cannot possess firearms and cannot obtain pistol permits. Prison time, probation or a fine for a felony are considered a conviction.
Note: Your temporary pistol permit will be good for sixty (60) days. It cannot be renewed.
For additional information please visit www.ct.gov/despp.
If you have any questions about this application, you may call the Mansfield Resident Trooper’s Office at 860-429-3360
Our secretary office hours are as follows:
Monday – Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Closed for an ½ hour for lunch)
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Later appointment available upon request)
Friday Office is CLOSED
Mansfield Animal Control Phone: 860.487.0137
Please go to https://mansfieldct.rmcpay.com/ and follow the steps.
Fingerprints are taken at Connecticut State Police Barracks in Tolland (Troop C), 1320 Tolland Stage Road, Tolland, CT
7 days a week at the following times ONLY 7:00 am, 3:00 pm or 11:00 pm. No appointment is needed.
There is a fee of $15.00 check or money order Made Payable to "Treasurer State of Connecticut". No cash or debit / credit Cards.
At this time Elite Energy Consultants going door to door in our town promoting Solar.
Police Reports can be obtained online here
There is a $16.00 fee for reports. Reports can not be faxed.
The Mansfield Resident Troopers Office assists with National Drug Take Back twice a year. The next on will be April 25, 2020.
Local Drop Boxes:
State Police Troop C
1320 Tolland Stage Road
Tolland, CT 06084
UCONN Police Department
126 N. Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06268
To pay a Town of Mansfield Municipal Ordinance Violation Citation go here Pay Ticket
Under List # put your ticket number
Under Comment please write in Citation.
If you have any questions please call the office 860-429-3360.
You may receive a phone call from someone stating that they are from the IRS and that you owe them back taxes. They will ask for your information like name and zip code. They will then tell you that you must pay a specific amount of money or you will be arrested.
They will want payment either by prepaid cash cards, Western Union, or your checking account.
Do not give them any information, hang up.
If you do not answer your phone, they will leave a message to call them. There area code is listed as Washington DC. DO NOT CALL BACK
The IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any tax due through the U.S. Mail. The IRS advises to do the following if you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS.
Fake check scam
The fake check scam is a fast-growing fraud that could cost you thousands of dollars. There are many types of fake check scams, but it all starts when someone gives you a realistic-looking check or money order and asks you to send cash somewhere in return. It's phony, and so is the person's story, but that may take weeks to discover. Now your bank wants the money back. However, just because you can get the cash doesn't mean the check or money order is good. Ultimately, you are responsible for the checks or money orders you deposit or cash. That's how the scam works.
The scammers want cash to be sent using a money transfer service because it is fast. The money is often available to them within minutes. That means the victim may not be able to stop the payment before it’s received. Since the money is usually picked up in cash and in person, it may be impossible to find the crook and get it back. Some scammers are also instructing victims to send cash using a delivery service. If you suspect you’ve been scammed, contact the money transfer service or delivery service you used immediately. It may be possible to stop the crook from getting the money if it hasn’t been picked up yet.
Tech support scams
Tech support scams typically begin with a call from a blocked or international number. Often targeting trusting seniors, the caller claims to be a technician certified by Microsoft or another major brand.
Cybercriminals often use the names of well-known companies like Microsoft to convince people their services are legitimate, says a spokesperson for Microsoft.
Using scare tactics, the scammer urgently claims that he has detected a virus or malware on the senior's computer. The caller may even ask to take over the personal computer remotely to install software that allows him to assist. In order to clean the PC and fix the problem, the scammer inevitably asks for payment of several hundred dollars via credit card or online payment. Resist, and the scammer may get angry and threaten to destroy the computer, according to a Microsoft blog post about the scam.
Of course, there is no real problem with the PC, and nothing gets fixed. Anyone can fall victim to this type of scam – not only seniors. Yet seniors have been some of the most vulnerable, Microsoft says in a blog post.
How to Avoid: Be inherently distrustful of unsolicited emails and don’t disclose private information online except to a trusted organization. If you have questions about whether a communication you received is legitimate, call that organization directly.
Other email scams include “phishing” scams, whereby an email will look like an official email from a legitimate institution. The email may lead to a web page that is also fake, but that carefully imitates the branding of the site it is copying. It might copy the look of a banking website, for example. The aim is to extract passwords, bank account information, and other personal data.
These are only some of the many scams where email is the medium. Email is an effective medium for scammers because they can send millions of emails simultaneously and if only one or two people fall for the bait, the scammers will recover their costs and more. The fact that the scammers use online tools to cover their tracks and typically operate from outside the United States makes tracking and prosecuting them difficult to impossible.
They have computers that can make up e-mail addresses at a very fast rate, or they purchase e-mail addresses from some other unscrupulous person.
As an example, a scammer may send out 4,000,000 emails telling a sob story like they are poor and have a daughter who needs a very expensive lifesaving operation and ask that you help them to pay for this operation by sending them just $10.00. If only half of the 4,000,000 e-mails get through to real e-mail addresses, and one percent of those receiving them answer and send them $10.00, they will have made $200,000.
All kinds of nasty scams spread via email. Email scams are often variations on the investment scam or the lottery scam. Many emails purport to be from a rich or well-connected individual and claim to give you a cut in their fortune if you will just offer a little assistance to them.
These are known as 419 scams or “Nigerian email scams” (although the email’s country of origin is not always Nigeria). The stories vary widely, but targets are led to believe they’ll be given a fortune, but often end up spending a fortune.
Some victims will get more and more engrossed in the trap, go into denial, and send multiple payments in hope of getting the big payout they were initially promised. Many times, family members can’t convince their victimized loved one that they are being scammed, even after they have lost everything. It’s as if the victim has become enchanted.
This trick is old but still lives. Essentially a victim is told they have won a sweepstakes or lottery, but that they must make a payment to “unlock” their winnings. (As noted above, some emails use this tactic). Often, seniors who fall for the ruse are sent a check that initially appears to have great value, and only a few days later, bounces. During that lag time, “the criminals will quickly collect money for supposed fees or taxes on the prize, which they pocket.”
How to Avoid: Be wary, again, of what seems to be too good to be true. Remember that if you have won a sweepstakes, you shouldn’t be asked to pay mysterious and suspicious fees within a day or two of the award.
Great Grandchild Scam
Scammers will call pretending to be a grandchild or great grandchild and try to get money from the senior.
A scammer will place a call to a senior citizen and when the mark picks up, the fraudster will say something like: "Hi, Grandma. Do you know who this is?" When the unsuspecting grandparent guesses the name of a grandchild the scammer most sounds like, the scammer has established a fake identity. Once they establish a relationship, they ask for money.
"They'll know just enough information that they get from Facebook and other social media websites, such as where the grandkids live, where they are vacationing or other personal details, and use this information to get (the senior) to open up," Burke says. "If the scammer is calling from a cellphone with bad reception or a Bluetooth, it's not always easy to decipher and know it's not the relative."
Double check with family call someone and check it out. You will never be asked by the police not to double check. You will never have to pay for bail with a gift card, Western Union, etc.