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|Sheriff warns residents of post-hurricane scams|
Post-hurricane scam artists are already targeting Concordia Parish residents, warns Sheriff Randy Maxwell.
"If someone knocks on your door offering to cut down trees and chop limbs for you, make sure he's from a reputable business," Maxwell stated. "Let him know that you plan to call the Sheriff's Office to get him checked out. If he's an not an-honest-to-goodness tree-trimmer, then we'll find out what he's up to."
Maxwell asked that area residents get all information possible about anyone coming to their door offering to repair a roof or cut down trees. "Get a license plate number and a description of the vehicle," he advised, "then we can thoroughly check them out."
The safest thing is to only work with a licensed and bonded contractor, roofer or landscaper that you yourself contacted," the Sheriff continued.
Maxwell further advised residents to simply hang up on callers who say that they are from your bank or credit card company and they've lost your personal information due to the hurricane.
"Just hang up. It's a scam," he stressed. "No bank nor credit card company is going to call you and ask for your personal information like that. Rest assured, they have back-up systems and they did not lose your account information."
Maxwell also noted that scam artists will call and say they are from a wide variety of newly concocted charitable organizations that say they want to help hurricane victims. "Again, just hang up. The scams will be out there and there will be a lot of them. If you want to donate to something, give to your church or to an organization that you are already familiar with and know to be legitimate."
The Sheriff further asked that residents not be tempted to purchase generators and other emergency supplies from people traveling in trucks and selling from their vehicles. "Nine times out of ten, these items will be stolen. And, once law enforcement officials complete investigations, you'll end up losing the item that will have to be seized ñ and you will have already lost your money that you paid for the item."
"All in all, I'm just reminding everyone to be on their guard and don't be vulnerable. The post-hurricane crooks are coming out in droves. And, the longer you talk to one at your door or on the phone, the more tempting it is to give in to the request ñ whether for personal information or for a job such as fixing a roof or cutting down a tree. Please either hang up the phone or close and lock your door, then immediately let the Sheriff's Office know what is going on," Maxwell added.
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