The Criminal Investigation Division of Church Point Police Department is the agency that received a complaint about contractor fraud.
Con-artists are using fear tactics to scam residents regarding their utility bills.
A scammer will contact your mobile provider, impersonating you, and inform them that your phone was stolen and request the numbers be "ported" with another provider and device.
The new scam is reportedly tricking victims into giving away private information by calling them from what appears to be their own phone numbers.
The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of the ongoing threat of internet phishing scams that lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.
A local oilfield services company recently was targeted by this scam.
Scammers are claiming to be with law enforcement or the Social Security Administration calling consumers saying they have charges of drug trafficking or money laundering.
Scammers are using affection to manipulate their victims out of money.
Scammers are creating websites that look like the United States Postal Service site while tricking consumers into paying for no service at all.
Meet Your Neighbor interview on Thursday.