Crime is a fact of life – it cannot be avoided — but the right information can keep you from being the victim of a scam or possibly help the police catch a criminal.

Watch Street Beat Sundays at 11 a.m. on CW50 Detroit.

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This week on Street Beat, Host Syma Chowdhry talks with DeWayne Wilkerson who was busted for selling crack cocaine, spent 11 years in prison, and is now taking his message of making the right choice to the big screen.  The Greatest Gift 2

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Then Melanie Duquesnel, the president of the Eastern Michigan office of the Better Business Bureau tells Syma about the BBB’s “Top Ten Scams” and how to avoid them.

Next Community Correspondent Cindy Kainz learns how you can give anonymous tips to the police from Crime Stoppers of Michigan President, John Broad.  The phone number to report tips is 1-800-SPEAK UP.

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Finally, Syma gets the update on the Detroit Police Department’s virtual police station from Deputy Chief James Tolbert.  Telephone Crime Reporting Unit:  313-267-4600