Deputies warn of scam targeting sex offenders

Deputies warn of scam targeting sex offenders
Georgetown County deputies say scammers are targeting people on the sex offender registry.

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.

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