Scam Alert- Scam Alert:
We have been informed by resident’s of a potential scam targeting religious denominations in the parish. Scammers are identifying themselves as leaders of specific churches and soliciting funds by way of gift cards for cancer patients.
Scammers request that the victim purchase the gift card and then send the scammer a photo of the gift card. Once you send them the photo of the gift card, you have just become the latest scammed victim. The card can now be redeemed by the scammer by simply utilizing the numbers on the card you sent the photo of.
Although this occurred in other areas of the parish previously as we reported, the most recent activity is occurring in Pierre Part, as well as Bayou Pigeon and Baton Rouge.
We urge all resident’s to disregard any such calls as these attempts are a total fraud aimed at stealing your money. As always, Sheriff Falcon requests that you report this type of activity immediately by calling our Communications section at 985-369-2912.