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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.
  • Report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission either by phone 1-877-382-4357 or on their website: