Police warn of scam in Region 8

Caruthersville, MO (KAIT) - A note on your front door may not be what it seems according to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell.

Residents in Steele and Holland have been left notices on their door claiming they are entitled to a prepaid gift and have 48 hours to claim it.  Sheriff Greenwell says residents are asked to call a number to claim the gift.  He says his office is suspicious of the notices because it appears to be low quality paper copies with odd formatting and paper cuts that he says increases the chances of it being a possible scam.

If you receive or have received one of these notices, contact the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department at 573-333-4101.