CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – Unfortunately, scams are becoming more prevalent and difficult to identify. Scammers are finding new ways to take your personal information and money. Don’t fall for their tricks – protect yourself from these scams by staying vigilant and being aware of the warning signs.
In our fall-themed safety campaign, Scamtember, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will inform our citizens about the latest and most common scams we’ve seen circulate through the use of educational videos and social media posts.
“Protecting citizens from any potential threats is a top priority at CCSO. With Scamtember,’ we are aiming to keep our citizens informed with tips on how to protect themselves from this malicious activity,” said Sheriff Mike Prendergast. “We are urging our citizens to stay vigilant and up-to-date on these ever-evolving scams. Taking simple precautions can play a vital role in protecting your personal information. If you ever believe you are the victim of a scam or receive any potential threats, please call our office at 352-249-2790.”
There are several common scams to watch out for. From receiving a phone call or text message to a scammer walking up to your door, you should always keep a watchful eye out for scams.
Topics covered during this campaign will include:
- Job Scams
- Text and Email Scams
- Card Skimmers
- Gift Card Scams
- Door to Door Scams
- Change Your Password Scams
- Student Loan Scams
- Sweepstakes Scams
- How CCSO Investigates Scams
Don’t let them rake in your information – carve out time during Scamtember to learn how to protect your information. Scamtember will begin on September 11, 2023, and end on September 22, 2023.
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