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12/23/2015

SCAM ALERT from the Berwick Police Department

On behalf of the Berwick Police Department - SCAM ALERT: From the Berwick Police Department - Berwick Police received 3 complaints of a phone scam yesterday evening. The complaints came from businesses. The businesses reported to officers that they received calls from a person claiming to be from CLECO. The person claimed that the businesses electric bills had not been paid and that the victims needed to purchase money cards to pay the bill immediately. This is a scam. Berwick Police say the phony calls came from the phone number 866-755-0009. The businesses received the calls around 5:00 pm, a time of day when many companies are busy tending to closing business. We want businesses and residents to be aware that this scam is cropping up in the area again. Please share. Earlier this year, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a similar complaint.

 

 

Traci Landry

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Officer

tracilandry@stmaryso.com

985-354-0714

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