SCSO warns of scam alert

Published 2:53 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has recently received a complaint of a citizen receiving a telephone call from someone claiming to be calling from Entergy. The call stated that the citizen’s electricity would be cut off in 30 minutes for non-payment. This was determined to be false with the intent to scam the citizen.
These calls may appear to come from a legitimate business number. This most likely is done with a criminal practice known as “spoofing” where a criminal calls you using a telephone number that they can clone to resemble any telephone number of their choosing.
Many scam callers will ask you to purchase gift cards to pay them. Most legitimate businesses will not accept a gift card as payment.
Keep your information private! If it is not a trusted source, family member, or secure website, do not share your personal information.
If you reside in St. Charles Parish and feel you have fallen victim to a scam, please contact us and report it at (985)783-6807.