Sheriff Warns about Scams

Sheriff Warns about Scams

By Staff Reports 

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office: The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office wants to warn the citizens of the county about several different scams that are going around. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office has already received several reports on these scams.

The first scam going on is that you have won a sweepstakes and that you will need to send a money order or another form of money in order for them to send you the money that you have won. They are very persistent on you sending them the money, sometimes to a foreign address.

The second scam is a call stating that they are with the IRS and that you owe them money and that you need to send a money order. If you receive one of these telephone calls, do not respond and call your local police department or Sheriff's Office.

The third scam is another telephone call telling you that a family member has been in an accident and is being taken to jail if you do not send them $4,000.

Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson says, "I know some of these calls can be alarming, but you have to realize that the IRS, police departments and Sheriff's Office never solicits money for any reason."

"Please protect your personal information and all of your account information and don't give it to others."

Contact the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office if you receive a call, have any questions, doubts, have been contacted or any information about this at (256) 845-3801. DO NOT send any money anytime without checking things out first.