Florissant, MO (KSDK) - As the holiday season approaches, the Florissant Police Department is alerting people of potential scammers trying to take advantage of people's generosity.
According to Officer Andy Haarmann, a police spokesman, these con artists tend to target elderly victims, with most crimes occurring midmorning and afternoon.
Throughout 2012, police have investigated a number of incidents where scammers rehearse stories to persuade victims into giving them money.
The Florissant Police Department wants to remind everyone that, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
If you are approached by a scam artist, please notify your local police department as soon as possible.