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Scam alert: con artists pose as law enforcers

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County Sheriff's office  is warning folks about a recent scam, con artists posing as law enforcers, and demanding payment for taxes they supposedly owe.

Law enforcers say the best thing to do is hang up and look up the sheriff's office number in the phone book. Never give money or personal information out.

"First thing you need to do is say I'll be glad to talk to you, but let me call you back. Hang up the phone,go to the telephone book and look up the Dougherty County Sheriff's office phone number and call back," says Capt. Craig Dodd, with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Department.

If you've been the victim of a scam, you should report it to your local law enforcement agency.  You can also contact the better business bureau.

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