GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam that targets people listed on sex offender registries.
Deputies say they received reports of telephone calls from the number 843-473-3055 in which a caller claims to be a deputy sheriff with an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The caller asks the would-be victim to pay $3,000 to release the warrant.
The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office does not make requests for bond money over the phone.
When the victims call the number back, they receive a recorded message stating they have reached the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and are given options to select. But the number is not a sheriff’s office number.
Anyone who feels they have been a victim of the scam or wants to verify whether there is a warrant against them based on a similar call should call 843-546-5102.