Lake Wales police warn residents about gift card email scam

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POLK COUNTY, Fla. —

The Lake Wales Police Department is warning residents about a scam to get your personal information.

The scam is in the form of an email that reads, "The Lake Wales Police Department has sent you a gift."

The email then directs people to a website to claim a free Visa gift card and asks for personal information.

Police are telling residents not to reply to the email.