SPSO Warns Citizens of Gift Card Scams

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office recently became aware of gift card scams in the area and made a PSA warning Sabine citizens of the signs to recognize a scam.
The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office is aware of several scams out there involving gift cards.
NEVER EVER purchase gift cards and give the information to someone who calls or emails you. This is always a scam. No legitimate business or company will ever ask you to purchase the gift cards and ask for the numbers or photos of the cards.
There are also scammers accessing private email, social media and other accounts in an attempt to access your personal information.
We encourage everyone to change your email, social media and other account passwords frequently.
These scammers find new ways everyday to access your information and they are almost impossible to locate or track.
We cannot stress this enough; do not be a victim.
PLEASE be aware and report any possible scam to that business directly and notify your local law enforcement agency. You can also report fraud and scams to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov.

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