Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman is alerting the public to another scam.
Sheriff Bowman said today that several citizens have reported receiving calls indicating a relative was being held in jail somewhere in another state. The caller says that in order for the family member to be released an amount of money must be paid as soon a possible. The caller will detail how to obtain a pre-paid card or even a gift card in order to release the relative on bond.
This is a scam according to the Sheriff and has been reported numerous times in past years. It appears that senior citizens are most likely to receive such a call.