ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – Though the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) continues to invite locals to view its Facebook page for updates, it’s also warning of an uptick in spam links in the comments section of posts.

The warning was issued Monday evening, around 3 p.m., authorities said, “Please DO NOT CLICK on a link that was not generated by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely stop the spammers, as most of the fake pages are created outside of the United States.”

Ascension officials say they’re actively monitoring the comments section and deleting/blocking suspicious users.