are working overtime for the holidays to swindle you out of your hard earned
money. They may pose as IRS Agents, Federal Investigators, and other Officials
as well as businesses. They may even claim to be a family member asking for
bail or emergency money.
have resorted to acting as representatives from companies such as Microsoft and
may falsely claim to be from other businesses that you are familiar with in
order to make their ruse believable. Don’t fall for it! Ask them to send you
the information in writing by mail to the address they have on file. If the
caller asks for your address, then it is highly probable that they are not
legitimate. If it is a company that you do business with, advise the caller
that you will call back and ask for them. You can then look up the number you
have on file and call back to confirm the representative is legitimate.
TO PREVENT BEING SCAMMED:
give personal information out unless you know the representative is genuine
any calls received by advising the representative you will call them back at
the number you have on file
companies and government agencies would never ask you to purchase a prepaid
you are unsure of the legitimacy of a phone call or letter you received, don’t
give them your personal or financial information. Please call the DeFuniak Springs
Police at 892-8513 or your local law enforcement agency for help.