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Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

Scam Warning
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 – “You Have A Warrant” Phone Scam

SCAM ALERT – “You Have A Warrant” Phone Scam

Scam Warning
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