Scam alert 12-19-2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

An area resident recently received a text message stating that their credit card had been compromised and asked for them to call a number.  When the number was called, an automatedsystem asked for credit card info, social security and other personal information.  In this case, the resident realized that it was a scam in time and was able to avoid their credit card being usedfraudulently by contacting the credit card company and cancelling the credit card.

Please make sure that social security, credit/debit card and other banking information is only given in known and trusted areas.

The Sheriff’s Office has received multiple tips on this type of scam.