Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso is warning the community of scams that are surfacing in the area in regards to COVID-19 stimulus checks.
"Please be aware that the federal government will NOT ask you to confirm personal or banking information by email, phone or text. They will also NOT demand a processing fee to expedite your stimulus payment," a release states. "These are scams, not legitimate communications from the U.S. Department of Treasury. If you have received these messages, do not click on links in emails or text messages and do not provide your personal information."