Monday, December 1, 2014

***Scam Alert***

December 1, 2014

Levy County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints in the recent days alerting our office to potential scams. This is the time of year the scammers come out in full force. Citizens are urged to beware of any phone call, email, text message or even a visit from any person they did not solicit the visit from. Sheriff McCallum said, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

Several complaints about “Secret Shoppers” and winning a foreign lottery have been filed. Unfortunately, if you fall for their sales pitch, you are always the loser. Local Law Enforcement, in most cases, cannot recover any of the money you send out.

Sheriff McCallum wants our citizens to be especially cautious. Sheriff McCallum said, “Christmas is upon us. Our families and children come first. Don’t fall for the claim of a big payday expecting the Christmas of a lifetime. These people only want your money and will promise you anything.”

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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