Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a phone scam from people impersonating law enforcement and demanding money.

Chief Deputy Sam Richardson said the office has gotten several complaints from people who say they got a call from someone claiming to be a Sgt. or Capt. Wade or a Lt. Brakk from the Berkeley County Warrants Division.

The caller tells the victim he didn’t show up for jury duty and now there’s a warrant for his arrest.

The caller then says the victim must buy a prepaid debit card from a drug store and call back with the card number; otherwise the victim will be jailed.

Richardson said this is a phone scam.

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