SW FL agencies ready to prevent Ukraine scam calls, emails | #socialmedia

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its third week, Southwest Florida law enforcement agencies are stepping up their game amid scam calls and emails tied to the conflict.

As charity scams are on the uptick nationwide, law enforcement agencies across Southwest Florida are alerting the community to be wary of potential Ukraine relief fundraising scam calls as scammers look to swindle those willing to help.

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The Marco Island Police Department sounded the alarm on social media.

Although they put out the alert, Capt. Rich Stoltenborg said they haven’t received any incident reports in the city related to this.

“We continue to update the public on different scams that are out there,” Stoltenborg told the Daily News and The News-Press. “We’ve heard about these scams, and we just wanted to alert the public and beat them to the punch.”

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