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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMS Another scam that is going around is a caller identifying themselves as an FPL employee. The caller claims that you must obtain a green card and send to them otherwise your electricity will be disconnected. FPL does not contact you asking for money. NEVER FALL FOR THIS. IF A CALLER ADVISES YOU THAT YOU MUST GET A GREEN CARD, AN I-TUNE CARD, OR ANY KIND OF MONEY ORDER HANG UP. The IRS will never call you on the phone and state you must pay or be arrested. A Law Enforcement Agency will never call and say there is a warrant for your arrest but if you pay they will dismiss it. If someone says they need your help to cash a check because they have no ID, SAY NO and walk away or hang up the phone. If someone contacts you that your grandson/granddaughter is in jail and needs bond money, STOP, contact other relatives and verify if your loved one is in jail. The Social Security Administration will not contact you and ask for money. If someone claims they have won the lottery and need your help to collect the money, walk away or hang up the phone. IF SOMETHING SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS. These are just a few of the scams out there. BEFORE you fall for one of these scams, contact the Sheriff’s Office. Michele Bell, PIO

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