Attorney General Moody's Week In Review

Florida has new tools to help recruit more great law enforcement officers.

Over the past couple of years, staffing shortages have been affecting law enforcement agencies across the country, especially in places where leadership doesn’t support those who protect and serve.

Last year, I launched a new initiative to attract those unappreciated officers to the most pro-law enforcement state in the nation. BeAFloridaHero.com is a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to start a new career or continue a current one in law enforcement.

The website has an interactive map that showcases law enforcement career opportunities across our beautiful state. And this week, we outlined new benefits for those serving or looking to serve in our great state. Benefits include bonuses for new recruits, moving expense reimbursements, property tax relief and money for training and education.

Florida is leading the way and showing the rest of the country how to back the blue, and our leaders will ALWAYS support those who protect and serve.

So, to anyone looking to start or continue their law enforcement career, come Be A Florida Hero and help us build a Stronger, Safer Florida.
Ashley Moody
Protecting Floridians
VIDEO CONSUMER ALERT: Victims Losing Millions to SIM Swap Scam Found in Florida


Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians about a phone-based hacking scam that is increasing drastically. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Americans nationwide lost approximately $12 million to SIM Swap scams in 2020. In 2021, the amount skyrocketed to more than $68 million, nearly a 500% increase.

The scam involves a scammer hacking an email account to acquire personal information, including the victim’s phone number. They then contact the victim’s service provider—convincing the carrier to reassign the victim’s number to a phone the scammer controls. Once the number is assigned to the new device, the scammer not only has access to the content associated with the victim’s phone but is now equipped to overcome some two-factor authentication barriers to gain access to banking, investment or other sensitive accounts.

Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “This is a frightening scam involving hackers who steal identities and quickly drain the financial accounts of their victims. SIM Swap scams are responsible for more than $80 million in losses nationwide in just the past two years. I am asking Floridians to take steps to avoid falling prey by protecting their email accounts with strong passwords and watching out for any unusual bank withdrawals or other suspicious online activity.” More.


Attorney General Moody Slams Biden for Anti-Energy Policies Hurting Americans

Attorney General Ashley Moody, with a coalition of 15 other attorneys general, is demanding President Joe Biden stop federal attempts to impose excessive regulations that increase Americans’ energy costs. Attorney General Moody is demanding the president take action to address the rising gas prices by focusing on domestic production and transport. Among the list of policy requests is reinstating the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “The record-high gas prices Americans are facing right now are due to missteps by the Biden administration. From day one, Biden has worked to destroy American energy independence, and now we are reaping the consequences. It’s clear that the solution is here at home—domestic energy development is needed to prevent future economic hardship for our citizens. Work on the shuttered Keystone XL Pipeline must begin as soon as possible.” More.


Attorney General Moody Continues Thin Line Tribute in Vero Beach


Attorney General Ashley Moody stopped by the Vero Beach Police Department to continue the Thin Line Tribute initiative. Thin Line Tribute recognizes the courageous and often thankless work of front-line law enforcement officers. Attorney General Moody visited VBPD to show appreciation and personally thank the front-line officers for their hard work protecting Floridians every day. VBPD is known in the community for working with local restaurants and businesses to reduce nuisance crimes and maintain a safe environment for customers, residents and guests.

Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Our courageous law enforcement officers stand on the thin line between chaos and order day in and day out, so it is vitally important that we, as Floridians, show these brave men and women our gratitude. Their job is crucial to the well-being of our state and the safety of our citizens, and I am grateful to be in Vero Beach to show my deep appreciation for these front-line officers and the sacrifices they make to help us build a Stronger, Safer Florida.” More.
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This week, Attorney General Ashley Moody continued her Thin Line Tribute initiative at the Vero Beach Police Department to recognize the courageous work of front-line law enforcement officers.



Attorney General Moody with Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey.