Authorities remind citizens to be aware of recent scams

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(Grant Parish Sheriff's Office) - The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens to be aware of recent scams.

Numerous scams have been targeting seniors as victims. They target victims with requests and demands for money under circumstances that are sometimes elaborate and deceitful and often aggressive and threatening. Often, the offender will claim to be a relative who has been arrested. or is in custody out of town. The may also pose as an IRS representative and threaten the victim.

Signs and indicators that a friend or loved one may have fallen victim include:

•Discussing winning a sweepstakes or lottery.
•Someone mentions a recent investment with high anticipated returns.
•Evidence of purchases or interest in prepaid debit cards or money transfers.

Talk with friends and family members about potential scams and if you are victim, notify authorities.

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