Kenner Police warn of scam impersonating police
Published 8:26 am Thursday, August 18, 2022
The Kenner Police Department has received multiple reports of individuals calling citizens of Kenner impersonating a Kenner Police officer or employee claiming there is going to be a warrant out for your arrest if you do not pay alleged fines for failure to appear in court and contempt of court. They are asking for these payments through MoneyPak and through pre-paid gift cards to be sent to the United States Department of Treasury. The Kenner Police Department NEVER ask you to pay any fines over the phone or through a third party. If you receive a call of this nature, hang up immediately. Never give out any personal information over the phone.
𝐃𝐨’𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐝
DO: Be cautious of unsolicited callers, especially those asking for personal or account information. Call a phone number listed on the company’s official
DO: Take your time to get the facts before responding to determine if an urgent, dire-sounding scenario or request is legitimate.
DO: Use lengthy and unique passwords for your accounts and enable multi-factor authentication whenever available.
DON’T: Send or accept payments on money transfer apps like Zelle®, Venmo or CashApp from someone you don’t know.
DON’T: Provide remote access to your computer or account login information, such as your username and password.
DON’T: Click on any links, provide any information, or make payments on websites that are sent to you from an unfamiliar source.
At the Kenner Police Department, we want you aware of fraudsters attempting to steal your money or anything else.