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Scam Alert

The following SCAM ALERT was issued by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.

WARNING:  Please be aware that someone is trying to scam local residents.  Callers are telling the victims that they are behind on their electric or other utility payments, and must purchase a PayPal or Green Dot card immediately.  They must then relay the card numbers and pertinent information from the card or their service will be disconnected immediately.  This is a hoax, and the utility companies are not responsible for the incidents.  DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM.


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