Scam alerts continue in South GA reaching Tift, Ben Hill counties

Scam alerts continue in South GA reaching Tift, Ben Hill counties

(WALB) - Two scam alerts came from South Georgia law enforcement agencies on Monday.

Investigators with the Tift County Sheriff's Office say robotic calls using the same caller ID as the department are targeting residents in the area.

Even the sheriff received a call from his own number.

During the call, it prompts that you to put in a social security number and other personal information.

Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough posted a link to more information on the sheriff's office Facebook page to help get awareness about the issue out to the community.

Another scam out of Ben Hill County claims you owe a fine for not showing up for jury duty.

Department officials assure that they do not call you for money and if you miss jury duty they will come by your house in person.

Law enforcement agencies want to remind you to never give out your personal information to anyone you don't know and trust.

If you get one of these calls, you should hang up immediately.

And remember, if you didn't initiate the call, it's probably not from a legitimate business.

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