A man with a foreign accent has been calling residents of St. Martin Parish posing as a deputy sheriff and asking for personal information about a family member. Public Information Officer for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Major Ginny Higgins says these calls are not being made by a deputy. She warns to be extremely cautious and suspicious of anyone calling and asking for money, credit card information, date of birth, social security number or any other personal information.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department you should hang up and call the Sheriff's Office at 337-394-3071.