The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reminds all citizens to be vigilant against scams. The following are some common, ongoing scams: * Email and phishing scams: “Please be aware of an increase in email-based attacks and suspicious emails, even if they are sent from a known contact. If an email arrives from a known contact, but includes links/attachments/CLICK HERE buttons, you should exercise due diligence to confirm the legitimacy of the email. Reach out to the contact in person or by phone to confirm they are the sender before opening. This includes things like prayer chains and COVID-19 information. Do not open suspicious emails Do not click links contained within Do not post sensitive information online, or provide usernames, passwords and/or personal information to any unsolicited request.” * Scams related to federal stimulus checks: From the Federal Trade Commission: The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you […]
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