Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman says there is yet another scam being conducted. It’s actually a reboot of a scam that has been used before.
This week , Sheriff Bowman says his department has received complaints from citizens getting phone calls from a person claiming to be with a law enforcement agency in another state. They tell the citizen that a family member is in custody and will not be allowed to return to North Carolina unless they receive an amount of money for their release.
This is a scam! If you get a similar call, hang up !
More often than not these calls originate overseas and people in the past have lost significant sums of money by cooperating with the scam