Scam Alert: Beware of Free Visa Gift Cards in Lea County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY - Beware of free visa gift cards in Lea County.

Scammers are sending out emails offering a $1,000 Visa gift card courtesy of the Lea County Sheriff's Office.

Here's the big red flag, the email address is from a site in the United Kingdom.

Obviously, the sheriff's office doesn't offer this stuff.

All they're after is your personal information.

If you get the e-mail, you're asked to contact authorities.