Sheriff warns of another phone scam that impersonates detectives

Stop.

Pause.

Think.

Hang up.

That’s the advice of the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office after another round of scam calls.

The latest one, they say, involves a caller telling the potential victim that they’re a detective with the office and claiming that they need to “register” their credit cards with the detective for security purposes.

Like many other similar calls, they say this, too, is a scam.

Their advice:

  • Do not give any credit card information over the phone.
  • Do not give any personal information to anyone calling and offering any services.
  • Continue to be aware of other scams as well to include but limited to the Internal Revenue Service, COVID – 19 assistance or inheritance money awarded.
  • Call your local authorities to report any suspicious activities.

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