Monday, March 21, 2016

Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scam

The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office has issued a scam alert regarding fake telephone calls.

The sheriff’s office has received reports of people getting telephone calls from a caller who identifies himself as their grandson and says he has been picked up by the police. The caller states they need the grandparent to get money on a green dot card. They are then to call another number to give them the card information to pay the fine.

This is a scam, the sheriff’s office warns. If the grandparent questions the caller because they don't sound like their grandson, the caller tells them he has a cold, but encourages them to follow the instructions and get him out of jail. The calls have been found to be coming from outside the United States. Anyone who receives a call like this is warned not to reveal their information or send money.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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