Valdosta Daily Times

August 30, 2013

Lowndes sheriff issues scam alert


The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA —

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office issued this statement this morning:
 
Sheriff Chris Prine is alerting citizens of a recent scam that is using the Office of the Sheriff to prey upon citizens. Several citizens Coweta County, in the metro Atlanta area, have received telephone calls from an individual who claimed to be a deputy sheriff. The caller informs the call receiptant that his wife or another female in the residence has missed jury duty and is facing being arrested if the victim does not provide a credit card or debit card number to pay a fine. These calls are a scam.
Sheriff Prine is stressing to everyone that neither the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, nor any other office will contact you by telephone for missing jury duty or any other court obligation. If you receive such a call, do not provide the caller with any information and contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately at (229) 671-2950.
Anyone with information about this scam should contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.