CCSO warns of phone scam

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CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is warning citizens about a phone scam. According to the CCSO, scammers are calling citizens claiming to be with the sheriff’s office.  

“The scammer will claim the potential victim owes a fine from missing jury duty or from an outstanding warrant. The scammer will tell the victim that they can clear up these fines or this warrant over the phone by paying them X amount via credit card, PayPal or other payment method,” said a media release from the CCSO.

“This is a SCAM! The CCSO will never call asking for money over the phone as we do not administer fines.”

“We just want to try and get the word out to citizens that we will never call you to solicit money over the phone,” said Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry. “These scammers could be in any part of the world and we don’t want people to give their hard-earned money to these lazy predators.”

The CCSO advises citizens to warn family members, especially senior citizens.

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