HCSO phone scam

We have received several phone calls from residents, plus just a few minutes ago Sheriff Joey Terrell received a call on his cell phone from a bogus institution claiming they can lower his interest rates on his credit cards. They have a good sales pitch and proceed to ask him for his credit card number. The Sheriff gave him a fake number and once the person realized that he was not getting a good number he became verbally abusive and the call was disconnected. There has been increase in these type scams lately. Please do not fall victim to them. Never give out your credit card number or any personal information over the phone to someone soliciting business.

You can always check your credit to make sure there are no unauthorized purchases or debit. Each credit bureau will offer to you a free copy of your credit report. Review these reports carefully for any fraudulent activity and notify the credit bureaus online or in writing. 1-800-525-6285 1-888-397-3742 1-800-680-7289