Posted: Oct 26, 2012 4:44 PM by KATC
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's office is warning residents about a scam. The sheriff's office is being initiated with calls from residents claiming they have received a call from someone claiming to be with a sweepstakes. The caller claims the resident has won $20,000. The caller then says he needs your debit card number to deposit the money.
SMSO says to hang up and ignore the call, it is a scam.
SMSO warns citizens that no legitimate sweepstakes will require payment to collect winnings and if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. SMSO encourages everyone to share this information with friends and family so that no one falls victim to these scams.