Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman is warning the public of another phone scam. It’s actually an old scam but Bowman says someone has been victimized locally.
A call from what appears to be a local number will show up on caller ID. It’s almost certainly not a local call according to the Sheriff. The suspect “Spoofs” the phone making it look local. The caller will claim to be able to reduce the interest rate on the victim’s credit card but to do so, they need your credit card number and security code. One they are given that information, the scam can bilk the victim of thousands and do it very quickly.
Do not submit any confidential information to anyone over the phone.