Sheriff Blaise Smith, with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, is advising the public that the Better Business Bureau and other agencies are seeing scams referencing the new stimulus checks that the government is sending out.
Officials said Scammers are contacting people through text messages, e-mail and robocalls about the new stimulus checks and direct deposits. The scammers are telling people that they must provide personal information before their checks can be sent and in some cases, they must pay a fee before the check is sent.
The Sheriff’s Office said that this is simply not the case.
Sheriff Smith is advising people to ignore these types of calls and messages.