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Scam Alert from St. Landry's Sheriff's Office

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ST. LANDRY, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Captain Megan Vizena, there is a scam offering cash rewards going on through the area.

Captain Vizena said, "Residents are receiving emails, letters and other forms of communication from fraudulent companies offering money or the opportunity to win money in exchange for an upfront payment. Remember, you should never have to send money to receive money. A number of people have fallen victim to these scams."

The con artists have tendancy to ask people to wire money and sometimes wire money overseas. St. Landry's Parish Sheriff's Office advises people to never wire money to strangers.

Vizena added, "If it sounds suspicious or too good to be true, call us and let us investigate first."

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