Monday, June 5, 2017

Scam warning from the Bates County Sheriff's Office

We have recently been made aware of telemarketers or scammers calling people and the number shows up as a local number. 

When you answer you think you're getting a call from a neighbor or someone in our community but it's not. In today's world of internet and computer software programs a call can be made via an app or website. To get you to answer they randomly use a local number. 

The person that has the number that shows up on your called I'D has no idea a call was made because it doesn't come from their phone.

These calls are not traceable by law enforcement and we encourage you to NEVER give out personal information over the phone to anyone that has called you.

If you have any question please don't hesitate to call and talk with a deputy.

Sheriff Chad Anderson