Sheriff says Beware of Telephone Scam

October 2, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Sheriff Patrick Ray

Sheriff Patrick Ray urges you to beware of a telephone scam seeking your debit card number.

His advice to you is never give out your personal financial information in response to an unsolicited phone call, fax, or email, no matter how official it may seem. "We've been getting some calls here at the jail about people receiving telephone calls from a solicitor asking for their debit card numbers. Its an automated service that tell the caller that their debit card is on lock down for security reasons and if they wish it to continue to be locked down then press "2" on their phone or if they want to unlock it press "1". The automated system then asks them to punch in their debit card number. We just want to warn people that this is a scam. We want to warn people to not give out their debit card numbers."

If you have been a victim of the scam or have questions about it contact the Sheriff's Department at 597-4935.

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