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Marianna Fl Community Alert; Phone Scams

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 21 2021 12:48 PM

  Marianna FlIn the recent weeks, the Marianna Police Department have responded to several calls for service regarding phone scams. Throughout these incidents, victims were being contacted and advised they have won a large sum of money. The scammer would tell the victim that taxes or other fees needed to be paid prior to the winnings being released. The scammers would provide bank account information to the victim so the money could be deposited. These scammers appear to be targeting the elderly community.

The Marianna Police Department would like citizens to know that if you receive a call in reference to any winnings or someone wishing to obtain any of your personal information, please do not give them anything. Please do not send any money to any bank account provided by the scammers. The result of this would be that of losing all of your money that will likely not be refunded back to you. 

If you are contacted in reference to a scam, the best thing to do is to hang up. If you have questions in reference to any phone call that you believe may be a scam, you are urged to contact the Marianna Police Department at 850-526-3125 or your local law enforcement agency prior to giving any information.

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