PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Please read the following in its entirety and the attached flyer:

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving an increased number of frauds and scams. Learn how to protect yourself from scams and frauds.

It’s not always easy to spot con artists. They are smart, extremely persuasive and aggressive. They invade your home through the telephone, the internet and the mail; advertise in well-known newspapers and magazines; and knock on your door. Most people think they’re too smart to fall for a scam. But con artists rob all kinds of people. Cons, scams and frauds disproportionately victimize seniors with false promises of miracle cures, financial security and luxury prizes. One easy rule to remember: IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS! (National Crime Prevention Council)

If you receive a call, DO NOT SEND MONEY, until you have determined the call is legitimate.

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