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SCAM ALERT / SCAM ALERT / SCAM ALERT - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

DATE:             TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS



NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon is cautioning parish residents of a SCAM which targets parishioners of religious organizations throughout our area.


Recently, residents have received calls or texts from persons identifying themselves as a priest, minister, deacon, etc., and soliciting money to assist the needs of persons who or ill or hospitalized.  The caller directs the individual to purchase cards such as the Green Dot money pack, Visa, or other financial cards. The suspect caller directs the victim to call a number and provide the card information.  The suspects are then able to obtain cash with the card information, thus defrauding the resident.


In another unrelated recent scam, suspect callers have actually manipulated phone services and solicited money on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office.  The caller ID identifies the number as coming from one of the Sheriff’s Office’s main numbers or one of the substation offices.  This is a SCAM as well.


Sheriff Falcon urges all residents to avoid sending money in any form related to phone solicitation unless you can confirm the call’s validity.


If you are unsure of a call you receive, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (985) 369-2912.



For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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