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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 ...