Vice President and Branch Executive for Citizens Bank here in Mansfield, La. is Christy Shoalmire. She is ALSO a Lion and she talked with the Club last Tuesday about the different types of fraud occurring in the Parish and especially around this holiday time.
Shoalmire shared that the number one type, and the type that recently hit in her own family, is Debit Card Fraud. She warns to be very careful when using your debit card at gas stations and to try and use the center pumps. A good habit to learn is to pull on the card insertion slot to make sure no scanners have been inserted.
Most of us have seen suspicious emails and Shoalmire warns to always double-check the sender’s address and be aware of obvious misspells or grammar in the content. Gift cards and bit-coin are popular email scams now.
She said we all should be suspicious of any “deal” whether on-line, phone, or other that promises money because, “No money if free.”
The Lions meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday for a catered lunch at the Clista A. Calhoun Center and you are welcome to come by. The next meeting will be on January 10th, 2023.