Police warn of 2 new scams

Police are warning people about two scams they are seeing in Southwest Georgia.

According to a report, one victim was contacted by phone about his taxes by someone posing as an individual from the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office. That person then transferred the call to another impersonator posing as someone who deals with federal crimes.

The victim was asked to go to a bank and withdraw money for taxes owed.

In another case, a victim applied to a "work from home" ad on Craigslist. Officials said she received a check in the mail and was asked to buy office supplies with it. That check was later found to be counterfeit.

Police warn to be careful when answering Craigslist ads and remind everyone that both of these are scams.

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