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Phone scammers claim to be law enforcement

New phone scam where the callers claim to be law enforcement. New phone scam where the callers claim to be law enforcement.
New phone scam where the callers claim to be law enforcement. New phone scam where the callers claim to be law enforcement.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office is warning South Georgians to be aware that scammers continue to make phone calls, claiming to be a law enforcement officer.

A local professional was scammed out of thousands of dollars this week. 

Someone called her business saying they had a warrant for her arrest due to her failure to appear in court for jury duty.

The scammer said that if she purchased $2,000 in GreenDot cards and read off the numbers, they would transfer the money into the court system and her record would be clean.

The sheriff's office explained that under no circumstance will they call you, even if there is a warrant out for your arrest.

"We are not going to call you and tell you that you need to give us any form of money whatsoever over a telephone. That doesn't happen," said Craig Dodd, Chief Investigator with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office. 

Investigators encourage you to call your county's Sheriff's Office if you receive a call from someone claiming to be law enforcement. Never give anyone you don't know your personal or financial information over the phone or through social media.

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