Scams continue to be a problem in the area as a new scam has been verified. Shelby County Sheriff Don Koonce said this new scam involves getting a credit card in the mail that looks like it's from Amazon. He said the card claims if you activate it, the recipient will get a free Amazon gift card, but instead they get massive amounts of debt.
Koonce also mentioned how telemarketing scams have become more common and said to make sure to never give personal information, until their's has been given if you're remotely suspicious. He said that when they offer something that's too good to be true, that's when the red flags go up, it's time to be suspicious, and start asking them questions.
For more information or to report a crime call Shelby County Crime Stoppers at 800-528-8477 or go to shelbycountycrimestoppers.com. Sheriff Koonce appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show live from our Shelbyville Studios.