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July 13, 2020

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Hardin Sheriff's Office warns of scam

SCAM ALERT!  The Sheriff's Office has been made aware of a scam where an individual receives a call stating that becasue of the person's good character and being a model citizen that Walmart, Apple and an out of state bank have partnered to provide the person with a cash award.  The award is claimed by the person purchasing Apple gift cards at Walmart, then calling a specified phone number where the gift card IDs are provided to the "program representative"; afterwards, the cash value of the card(s)  will supposedly be sent to the person being scammed.  Of course, the money is never received.

Please beware of any such offers.  The old idiom "if it's too good to be true, it probably is" should be a guide and guard in these situations.  If approached with such "offers" it is advisable to simply hang up; or at the very least do nothing until the authenticity of such offers can be personally verified.  Never provide personal information to unkown/unverifed callers.