Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says his office has received calls from citizen’s stating that they had received calls from someone falsely claiming to be with the sheriff’s office.
The person taking the call is told a variety of different stories varying between missing a court or grand jury date.
The caller tells the intended victim that a warrant has been issued for their arrest – however, they could avoid arrest by simply paying their fine over the phone.
We’ve reported on similar scams in our area in the past. In each case, the caller requests either a credit or debit card number or tells the target to purchase a “Green Dot” card in a certain amount and then give them the card number.
Needless to say, this is simply another scam…a BOLD one…but a scam nonetheless.
No Sheriff’s Office will EVER attempt to solicit payment by phone FOR ANY REASON.
Should you be contacted in such a manner contact your local authorities and make a report of the incident.
(AM1180 Chattooga County Radio)