Sheriff Russell Warns Citizens of Scam

Sheriff Russell would like to warn the public about a scam that has been reported to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Recently, a resident of Ouachita Parish contacted OPSO in reference to four money orders and a check being received in the mail from an unknown sender. The recipient was instructed to cash them and send money to people in Spain using Western Union. The scammer indicates that this is a part of a “mystery/secret shopper” job and to keep the details a secret.

If you or anyone you know ever receives any checks or money orders from unknown senders, do not cash or deposit them into your account. Any scams should be reported to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318.329.1200.