SCSO warns of potential phone scam

Published 10:01 am Monday, July 5, 2021

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HAHNVILLE–The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has recently received complaints of citizens receiving telephone calls from people claiming to provide assistance in registering for the Shot At a Million, also referred to as the “Louisiana COVID Lottery”.  The Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain a telephone number from a citizens and the number was registered to a company that does not appear to have any involvement with the “COVID Lottery”.  This most likely is done with a criminal practice known as “spoofing” where a criminal calls using a telephone number that they can clone to resemble any telephone number of their choosing.

Understand, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  To register for the actual “Shot at a Million” that is sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Health, please go online to

Keep your information private!  If it is not a trusted source, family member, or website, do not share your personal information including anything from your COVID vaccine card!

If you reside in St. Charles Parish and feel you have fallen victim to a scam, please call and report it at (985)783-6807.