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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany non-profit group was the victim of a staggering scam. Con-artists hacked into the Albany Humane Society's phone system. Over one weekend, they ran up a half million dollar phone bill.
Even if the Humane Society is on the hook for a fraction of the bill, that could be tens of thousands of dollars it doesn't have.
It's a Private Brand Exchange or PBX scam. Hackers call a business claiming they're with a phone company investigating technical problems.
Callers ask you to help by dialing an outside line that allows them to bill your office or phone number. It's a tactic businesses need to know so they don't become victims.
"You couldn't do much but laugh," said Humane Society Director, Donna Strickland. "What do you do with a half a million dollar phone bill?" "Hopefully they'll catch the culprits that did it. Whether they get the money out, I don't know and we don't know how much the humane society is going to be responsible for at this point."
AT&T officials say they're still investigating the phone fraud but have not released any specific details. Here are some tips to avoid phone fraud:
Phone company employees checking for service or billing problems will not call and ask you to dial a specific series of numbers.
Avoid placing calls or transferring to 900 numbers.
A legit phone representative will not request you to connect to an outside line.
If you suspect anything suspicious hang up right away and call your service provider.