It seems like everyday somebody somewhere in our community is targeted by a scammer. In some cases, there is the promise of riches. In this case you should remember … If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! In other scams, thieves will try to intimidate or frighten you into acting fast or turning over your money. STOP! If you recognize the call as a scam, hang up immediately. If you aren’t sure, hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency. In Caddo Parish, contact the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force at 318-681-0770 if you think you’re being contacted by a scammer.
Here are some common scams to look for:
How to avoid scams:
Additional information about common scams can be found here: http://www.scamawareness.com