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Phone Scam Reported

By Staff | Mar 23, 2011

The Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office reports another phone scam hitting the local area. Sheriff James Hoskins stated several reports have been made to the WCSO regarding the scam wherein calls to obtain credit card information are masked as the receiver’s own number or that of a friend.

How the phone numbers are obtained and used as the incoming call number remains unknown at this time, however the WCSO urges the public to be certain who is at the other end of a call and to never give personal information such as credit card numbers to persons you do not know or trust. Should you receive a call of this kind, immediately report the incident to appropriate agencies.