Although the holidays are usually a time of great celebration and much happiness, it is also a time when money scammers are working overtime. Please take precautions not to fall victim to a scam this holiday season. The police department is already seeing an upswing in people falling for scams and loosing out on often large sums of money. Please take the following information under advisement:
How you might be solicited for a scam:
Who is Targeted:
The easiest way to avoid a scam is to use common sense. If you have to send someone money to collect winnings, it's a scam. You can't win the Jamaican lottery if you've never played the Jamaican lottery! If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
If you have contact with any of those "at risk" groups listed above, please keep a close eye on them, ask questions, and talk about common scams. If there is some question as to whether it could be a scam or not, call your local police department and ask. If we all stay vigilant, look out for one another and use common sense, we can all have a wonderful holiday and start off 2019 without being a victim!