Sabine Parish Sheriff Warns Public About Scammers During Holiday Season

Sheriff Aaron Mitchell wants to remind everyone this is a big time of year for scammers. Please do not give out any of your personal information to anyone you do not trust.
 
We have received several reports lately of the calls claiming your social security number has been compromised or locked. This is a scam and we encourage citizens to delete and block the numbers and report the calls to your phone company.
 
We have also received reports regarding spam emails. Victims stated they received emails confirming their orders from Amazon. If you have not placed orders with Amazon or do not have an Amazon account, do not open or click on any links in these emails. This is also a scam. Delete the emails and report it to Amazon.
 
Some of the scammers will ask you to purchase gift cards for large amounts from Walmart or Walgreens. They want you to send the cards to them or send them a photo of the cards. They will try to threaten you and/or claim this will keep your accounts secure. Please never do this; this is a scam.
Sheriff Mitchell wants everyone to have a safe and happy holiday season.
 
SOURCE: SPSO


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