Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Issues Phone Scam Warning

| March 10, 2014

Lowndes-County-Sheriff's-Patrol-Car-SideVALDOSTA, GA – The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a scam going on in the area.

Yesterday afternoon, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a scam occurring with Lowndes County residents.  An unknown caller contacted the victims and stated that they had failed to show up for a jury summons and could avoid being arrested if they paid a fine.  The caller then asked for the victim’s credit card information.

Sheriff Prine has stated that no one from the Sheriff’s Office will ever contact you by telephone and demand money in exchange for not being arrested.  Anyone receiving such a call should never provide any personal information to an unknown caller.

Anyone receiving such a call should write down the calling number, end the call and contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately.

Source: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

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