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Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens To Be Aware Of Holiday Season Scams

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office has issued a reminder to citizens to be aware of holiday season scams. They offered tips to help you keep your information safe from scammers.

Scammers will commonly call claiming they are from the government or law enforcement or from a tech support company. They may claim you have won a prize or tell you that your friend or family member has an emergency. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens to always be wary of these types of phone calls and hang up immediately if you think something isn’t right.

Some scammers will call and ask you to purchase gift cards in exchange for something. Never purchase gift cards at the request of someone over the phone and never give out information. Never give personally identifiable information such as your social security number or date of birth to someone over the phone.

If you think you have fallen victim to a scammer, immediately contact your bank, the gift card company, or your credit card company to notify them. The Sheriff’s Office tells citizens to go to www.IdentityTheft.gov to find out how to monitor your credit for fraudulent activity.