New Scam Alert!!

scam5Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves has issued a warning about a scam making its way around Coffee County.
The scammers in the past have posed as a deputy from the sheriff’s department, this time they are spoofing a different Coffee County Government phone number. Caller ID spoofing is the practice of causing the telephone network to indicate to the receiver of a call that the originator of the call is from someone or place other than the true originating person or place. “The scammers say they are attempting to collect money on a balance owed on an account. They tell the intended victim that a deputy will arrest them if they don’t pay, Graves said.” The Sheriff added, “They tell their victim to get a Green Dot credit card and call them and give them the number off of it. “They use the Green Dot numbers to get money from the cards, the Sheriff said.”
Graves went on to say that the sheriff’s department does not make arrests in this way.
Coffee County residents have fallen for the scam, so please don’t be their next victim by falling for this type of intimidation.