Limestone County Sheriff’s Office urges seniors to be on alert about phone scam

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ATHENS, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning to senior citizens to be on alert about a scam.

You may get a phone call from someone pretending to be a representative of the Limestone County Senior Centers, investigators say.  The caller may ask you personal survey-like questions and try to sell you various types of insurance.

The Limestone County Senior Centers are NOT associated with these callers, and the Sheriff’s Office and the Senior Centers urge you NOT to give any information to these callers.

Susan McGrady, Director of Limestone County’s Council on Aging, says the danger can be two-fold.

“The biggest threat as far as personal safety is giving these people your home address and information about who lives in your house,” said McGrady. “It can also be costly financially, if you give them access to your bank accounts and get nothing in return.”

McGrady says if you get a call from someone who says they’re with the Limestone County Senior Centers and you’re concerned it might be a legitimate call, hang up the phone and call one of the centers to ask who might have called you. Here’s information on each of the centers.

If it’s after hours, you can report it by calling the Athens Police at (256) 233-8700 or the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 232-0111.

Limestone County has seven senior centers.

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