Goose Creek officials warn of telephone scams

Published: Sep. 6, 2016 at 1:05 PM EDT
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GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - After a number of reports from concerned citizens, the City of Goose Creek is reminding people to beware of callers asking for person information over the phone.

"Several telephone scams have been reported, including one whose return phone number matches the main number of the Goose Creek Police Department," City officials say in a news release. "The criminal callers ask for personal financial information, and often demand payments over the phone."

"Residents are reminded that no personal information would ever be requested over the phone from a legitimate government organization, and such information should not be shared," officials add. Goose Creek officials say legitimate government business is not conducted over the phone, especially business involving payments.

"Gift cards or online payment methods such as Pay Pal are never used, and should be considered warning signs."

Goose Creek residents who get suspicious calls are encouraged to report them to the GCPD at (843) 572-4300.

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