DeKalb County Investigators Looking Into Second Phone Scam

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating yet another phone scam.

Harris says residents are receiving calls from individuals claiming to be an Investigator of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

He says the names used are real investigator’s names.

The caller will ask the resident for money which can be paid by postal money order or Green dot Visa to a pre-determined location.

Investigators say the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office never solicits money for any reason.

The Sheriff’s Office asks if you are contacted about this scam get all the information you can and contact law enforcement for a report.

Contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office if you receive a call, have any question, doubts, been contacted or have any information about this at 256-845-3801.

This scam is like another the Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Investigators say someone claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office calls residents and tells them they have a warrant out for their arrest. If they send money, that warrant will be dropped.

 

3 comments

  • ivy

    This is happening all over the country. Some of the callers are from India. They pretend to be bill collectors. They call schools and hospitals and ask for an employee. Sometimes they call hundreds of times. They use foul language. This happened at the school where I work.

  • Red

    It is also happening for a hell of a lot more than just this one scam. I get calls all the time from the “lower your interest rate” scammers. I’ve ignored them, and they keep calling. I’ve answered and explained that I already pay NO interest, and that doesn’t help. I’ve cursed them, and they curse right back. I’ve been nice, and they lie and tell me they are removing me from their calling list. I’ve tried to report them, and the FCC is clueless. Apparently, the phone numbers are untraceable.

    It seems as though we’ve developed much better tools at tracking internet scammers than we have for phone scammers, and this is pushing the low lifes back to using the phones more often.

  • Jeanne

    HUGE problem! We get calls almost daily , sometimes several a day. There seems to be no way to stop them since they ignore any attempt for us to request no more calls and reporting them doesn’t work. Calls run in categories, lower credit card rates (just hand over your info?), Or a survey, have won a security system, a cruise ( just give credit card number for port charge and they will send tickets….sure I will) or a senior safety device. Then there are those who say they represent any number of charity or police related project asking for money. I always tell them I give nothing over the phone, send me their request by mail and I will consider it. This gives us time to check them out , however most times we get nothing in the mail. Lately, I just hang up on all of them. If they are rude enough to ignore the no call list I am rude enough to hang up on the first words out of their mouth.

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