You have read on Richardcyoung.com about the efforts of America’s constitutional sheriffs to protect their constituents from the excesses of federal government overreach. (See here, here, and here). Your sheriff is your friend, and along with protecting your constitutional rights, also promotes public safety. The Monroe County (FL) Sheriff’s office recently warned of scams targeting residents. The Keys News reports:
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office continues to warn residents of online banking scams being reported throughout Monroe County recently.
Typically, the Sheriff’s Office receives reports of scammers attempting to defraud residents via online banking platforms available on mobile or other electronic devices such as CashApp, PayPal, Venmo or Zelle, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt.
Often the criminals will ask victims to utilize these platforms in order to purchase gift cards — a sure sign of a scam, Linhardt said. A Marathon resident was recently scammed out of $10,000. Detectives are investigating.
If something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Linhardt said. If someone calls asking for money, purporting to be from a bank, credit card company, the government, a charitable organization or anyone else, take the time to check it out carefully before giving anyone money or any personal information.
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