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Sheriff Office Warns of Scam Targeting People with Incarcerated Family Members

Sheriff Office Warns of Scam Targeting People with Incarcerated Family Members

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Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam targeting people with an incarcerated family member. According to a press release, the scam works like this: The scammer calls a family member using either a blocked caller ID or one that says something official like, “State of North Carolina,” and tells them that their loved one could be released from jail with an electronic ankle monitor (sometimes called electronic house arrest or EHA) for either a flat fee of several hundred dollars and/or a monthly 'monitoring' fee. The Sheriff's Office says that one victim advised them that their loved one could be released from jail with an ankle monitor for a $618 charge. Another potential victim reported receiving a call regarding a fa...
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

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Stock Photo - (Karen Roach / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office would like to get the word out to citizens about a phone scam in which scammers claim they are with the Sheriff's Office and attempt to get citizens to "pay a fine" or be arrested. The Sheriff's Office says they have received multiple reports of someone calling citizens in the county pretending to be a Deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, stating the individual missed a mandated appearance for Jury Duty and need to pay a fine to avoid being arrested. These scammers are using a technique called "spoofing" to make it appear that they are calling from the Sheriff's Office. They then tell the citizen to look up the number to "verify" where they are calling from, and warn them ...
Scam Alert | DMV/DOT Emails with Payment Link

Scam Alert | DMV/DOT Emails with Payment Link

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(Editor's Note: The previous version of this news release contained an incorrect version of customer email protocols. The correct version indicates DMV will send customer emails on some occasions regarding driving violations but not for payment of fines or fees.) ROCKY MOUNT N.C. (NC DOT) – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles routinely receives complaints from customers who have been targeted by scammers claiming to be representatives of either the DMV or the N.C. Department of Transportation. Recently, several law enforcement agencies have reported that many unsuspecting DMV customers are receiving scam emails from a group claiming to be from the “Department of Transportation” and encouraging targeted individuals to click on a link to pay a fine for an alleged driving violation...
Scam Alert – Tax Processing Unit of Randolph County

Scam Alert – Tax Processing Unit of Randolph County

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C.  — Randolph County officials are warning the public of a scam involving a letter from the non-existent "Tax Processing Unit of Randolph County".  According to reports concerned citizens have reported receiving a letter in the mail with a bold heading claiming the notice is a “Distraint Warrant.” This letter from the “Tax Processing Unit of Randolph County” attempts to scare residents to respond by stating “levying procedures will begin within 15 days of its receipt.” There is NO such County agency and this is an attempt to scam residents into paying a fake tax debt. This is a fraudulent notice from a fictitious agency and residents should not call the toll free number listed on the letter.  If you receive t...
Scam Alert – The House That’s Everywhere!

Scam Alert – The House That’s Everywhere!

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Disclosure: This article contains referral links which can generate revenue for Randolph News Now when a new user signs up. (Learn More) Scam Alert seemed like the right place to put this even though we're not 100% sure its a scam, but it is something to be on the look out for. This post recently appeared on the Asheboro NC yardsale page on Facebook: That's a great deal! But wait... Clicking the link take you to a page about Hub Foreclosures as an ad for viewHUDforeclosures.com. That site uses the website name as the company name and the registration data for the domain is private. Those two things combined send up a red flag. The biggest red flag of all though comes when you do a reverse image search on the photo of that home. That's right, the same home is for...
SCAM ALERT – “You Have A Warrant” Phone Scam

SCAM ALERT – “You Have A Warrant” Phone Scam

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ASHEBORO NC - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be aware of a phone scam claiming they have an arrest warrant. We’ve heard there is a phone scam going around again that there is a warrant for a person's arrest in Randolph County and to press 0 for more information.Do not press zero!!! HANG UP!They would just tell you that you owe a certain amount of money immediately or they will come and arrest you. ALSO, Please DO NOT send any form of money to these scammers! And do not volunteer any personal identifying information.For a warrant, the Sheriff’s Office will visit in person. Also, officers never demand direct payment to resolve a warrant.Randolph County Sheriff's Office - Facebook Page