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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

Scam Warning
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...