Sheriff’s office warns of phone scams

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The Austin County Sheriff’s Office has received phone calls regarding various scams.

The department recommends people be aware of phone calls requesting money. Government and law enforcement agencies will not call asking for money. Be cautious of people requesting money to be sent using pre-paid money cards. That is a scam. Your personal information can be obtained from the internet by scammers who may contact you by phone. Hang up on suspicious phone calls.

To help combat phone scams, the department recommends people register their phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry by calling 1-888-382-1222. After registering, if you continue to receive unsolicited calls, there is a good chance those calls are scams. Remember to protect your personal information.

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WiltedBlueBonnett

Why suggest that people sign up for the Do Not Call Registry? One, these "SCAMMERS " are criminals and they are already breaking laws trying to part people with their money on their scam. TWO Being they are criminals (we just established that) do you really think they are going to check the Do Not Call List before they commit felonies?

And THREE. That registry is the biggest joke that the government has ever wasted OUR MONEY on. Even law abiding companies don't bother with checking out whose on the list and who isn't. So don't give people false hope. It's a total waste of time and effort.

3 days ago