Sheriff warns about possible scams

Cory O'Donnell

Sheriff warns about possible scams

CREATED Jan. 17, 2012

FORT MYERS - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is warning you about a series of scams that are becoming more popular in southwest Florida.

One to watch out for:  door to door magazine solicitations.  People pretend to be selling something for an organization, but are really pocketing the money.

Another scam to look out for:  Anything involving home or vacation rentals on the internet.

Also, be aware of phishing text messages or voice mails.

Remember if you ever have suspicions about a possible scam, call the Sheriff's Office Fraud Line at 239-477-1242.

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