Authorities: ‘Several’ reports of phone scams in Dare County

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DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of citizens receiving scam phone calls.

The callers claim that if they didn’t pay what they supposedly owed, a warrant would be  issued and/or they would be arrested. 

Other calls has been reported where someone posing as a member of the IRS asks for someone’s social security number. 

Here are some quick tips to keep you and your information secure: 

  • Do not believe caller I.D., scammers can fake caller I.D. numbers.
  • Be skeptical of those that claim to be from a government entity or charitable organization.
  • Do not give out personal information and/or do not pay with a credit card over the phone.
  • Do not be in a hurry to make a decision.
  • Hang up on robocalls.
  • Do not make wire / electronic money transfers to an unknown person.

Contact the Dare County Sheriffs Office for more information at 252-475-5980 and Sheriff@darenc.com.

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