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Mike Marshall, Sheriff(336) 593 –8787

SCAMS REPORTED TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

OVER THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS, THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL INCIDENTS REPORTED TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WHERE A PERSON CALLS A RESIDENCE AND TELLS THE PERSON THAT ANSWERS THE PHONE THAT THEY ARE A FAMILY MEMBER OF THEIRS (ACTUALLY CALLS THE FAMILY MEMBERS NAME).  THE CALLER SAYS THEY ARE IN SOME TYPE OF TROUBLE AND NEEDS MONEY TO EITHER GET OUT OF JAIL OR PAY A LAWYER.  THE CALLER TELLS THE VICTIM HOW MUCH MONEY THEY NEED AND WHERE TO SEND THE MONEY.  THE CALLER TELLS THE VICTIM THAT A LAWYER WILL BE CALLING THEM SOON ABOUT THE MONEY.

 

IF SOMEONE CALLS YOU WITH THIS TPYE OF SCAM, WE NEED EACH OF YOU TO HIT *57 AFTER YOU HANG UP THE PHONE.  THIS WILL ASSIST US IN GETTING A TRACE ON YOUR HOME PHONE FROM YOUR PHONE CARRIER.  THIS IN TURN HOPEFULLY WILL LET US TRACE THE NUMBER/SUSCRIBER TO THE PHONE THAT CALLED YOU.

 

IF THIS OCCURS, PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY AND FILE A REPORT WITH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION,

SHERIFF MIKE MARSHALL

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