Salt Lake County officials: Don’t fall for latest email scam

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 17, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to be aware of a scam going around that is using Sheriff Rosie Rivera’s name on emails.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, the scam email asks if you are available for a phone call or other assistance.

If you respond to the email, it sends a request for gift cards.

The news release says Sheriff Rosie Rivera, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office or the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake City will never call or email asking for money from anyone.

The scam uses a G-mail address. It isn’t the email address for the Sheriff’s Office (slco.org) or for Unified Police (UPDSL.org).

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The sheriff’s office says, “If you receive an e-mail or phone call from someone claiming to represent our organization asking for money, please do not reply to the e-mail. Do not under any circumstances purchase gift cards and give the numbers to those cards to anyone calling or e-mailing you with those instructions.”

Police departments do not use gift cards for payments of any kind nor do they send out emails like this.

If you get one these emails, call your local police department and report the scam.

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