Dare County Sheriff’s Office warns of scammers targeting Outer Banks residents

Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie is warning the public about a pair of scams targeting Outer Banks residents, and reminds you not to give out your personal information over the phone.

One caller represents themselves as a Dare C Sheriff’s Office lieutenant from phone number 252-284-0945 saying that there are warrants for your arrest and it can be handled over the phone if you pay money.

They also go on to say you cannot contact anyone, nor an attorney. This is not true. This is a scam.

Another scam is a caller states they are from Publishers Clearing House. They say “we are calling asking if you have received the entry certificate in the mail”. If you say yes, they tell you that you have won the prize of $7000.00 a week for life.

Do not give them any personal information, nor any credit card or banking numbers.

Check out a company with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM before you do business with them.

You can join the Do Not Call registry to cut down on unwanted telemarketing calls. To sign up, call 1-888-382-1222 from the number you wish to register or visit www.donotcall.gov. Once you’re on the list, report Do No Call violators to the Attorney General’s Office.

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