SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: PHONE SCAM REFERENCING
ASSUMPTION – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon is
advising the public that his office is receiving complaints from residents indicating that they are being contacted by persons representing themselves as being delinquent bill collectors from Entergy.
The caller advises residents that their Entergy bill
is overdue and they must pay by phone "NOW” to avoid interruption of service.
These calls originate from a variety of different
numbers and the caller appears to be foreign.
The Sheriff cautions residents not to send any money in response to
calls of this nature.
This is a fraudulent scam and has no ties to Entergy whatsoever.
If you have any questions, you can contact the
Sheriff’s Office at (985) 369-2912 and we will assist you in any way possible.