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State warns of reported phony 'rebate' scam

2 years 10 hours 8 minutes ago December 11, 2014 Dec 11, 2014 Thursday, December 11 2014 December 11, 2014 2:29 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is warning the public of a potential scam that has been reported in the Lafayette area involving phony offers for discount store rebate cards.

The con artists aim to trick people into providing credit card information.

A news release from the department Wednesday said the reported scam starts with a phone call that tells listeners that they have won a Walmart rebate card that can be picked up from their local "Food Stamp Office."

The caller then asks for credit card information and tells people they will be billed $1.95 to receive the rebate card.

The Department of Children and Family Services stressed that it does not participate in giveaways and never asks for credit card information from clients.

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