Everyday thousand of Americans are bombarded with false calls, emails, texts, and through mail with scams. Many of these scams target the elderly and low-income individuals and families, with the promise of more money, the threat of arrest, or the chance to invest.
Long County Sheriff's Office receives approximately 200 reports a year on scams, identity fraud, and other schemes. There are some steps you can take to protect yourself and your cash, from these modern day thieves.
Never give your personal information. (Social, Date of Birth, Address, Banking information, or Credit Card Number)
Keep records of these calls coming in.
Pull a credit report every year, check to make sure all the reports to the credit bureau's are accurate.
If you feel your identity is stolen or that your financial information is compromised, make a report to your local law enforcement where you reside.