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Morgan City Police Department Offers Tips To Avoid Being Scammed

It’s that time of year! We’re not referring to Mardi Gras, we are talking about scammers attempting to get your hard-earned money. Due to the multitude of possible financial scams used, it is hard to cover them all in one topic. Scams present themselves in a variety of fashions. Some come via the internet, webmail, postal mail, and phone calls.
The Morgan City Police Department would like to give a few tips to help you protect yourself from being a victim.

  • Be aware of anything that sounds “too good to be true”!
  • Avoid high-pressure sales tactics.
  • Ask Questions(?)
  • Investigate offers made to you as a contest. “You’re a winner!”
  • Check out prize claims yourself!
  • Ignore “Once in a lifetime” offers!
  • Never give out personal information if you are not sure of how it will be used.
  • Do not respond to suspicious e-mails asking for personal information.
Finally, the Morgan City Police Department will never contact you over the phone demanding any form of payment to avoid arrest.
If you believe you are a victim of a scam or have questions, please contact the Morgan City Police Department at (985)384-2310, or your local law enforcement agency.
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