Beware: New Scam Tactics Targeting Houston County Residents

November 3, 2023
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🚗 The Gist: Residents of Houston County are facing new and deceptive scam tactics, with some being falsely informed they’ve won a luxury vehicle.

🤔 Why It Matters: Protecting your hard-earned money and personal information is crucial, and being informed about these scams is the first line of defense against potential financial losses.

What’s Happening:

  • Scammers inform individuals they’ve won a Mercedes Benz.
  • “Winners” can opt for the car’s cash value if they pay taxes upfront, leading to substantial monetary losses.

🔍 Between the Lines:

  • According to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, one resident, convinced by the scam, purchased $3,000 in gift cards and provided the card details to the scammer.
  • Another ruse has callers asking for gift card or cryptocurrency payments for alleged legitimate business deals.
  • The Sheriff’s office is reminding residents that legitimate businesses do not operate this way and accept normal payments and would never ask you to pay in gift cards or crypto.

🏃 Catch Up Quick: Scammers continue to evolve their tactics in hopes of deceiving unsuspecting individuals. The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is actively monitoring these cases and urging public caution.

🖼️ The Big Picture: Awareness is the best defense against scams. Residents are advised to remain skeptical, consult with trusted individuals when faced with dubious offers, and report suspicious activity.

💭 Our Take: Stay alert, stay informed, and always question offers that seem too good to be true.


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