View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Authorities warn of phone scam

POSTED: May 14, 2014 4:00 a.m.

Authorities are warning the public of a law enforcement impersonator attempting to get personal information over the telephone.

Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said there have been at least three incidents reported in the last week.

"It's been a male caller identifying himself at Lt. John Martin with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office. He's telling them they missed jury duty and he has a warrant for their arrest and he's looking to clear it up over the phone," he said.

The call is a scam.

"We do not have a male lieutenant named Martin working at the sheriff's office," Wooten said. "He's just trying to get your personal information."

There have been similar reports in Forsyth, Hall and Cherokee counties.

"It's possible that this could be the same person," he said.

The sheriff's office asks that anyone who has received similar phone calls to call (706) 344-3636.

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Tigers take down Warriors
Cullen Reed sinks free thro...
Lady Tigers win at home ove...
Emma Brown dribbles past a ...
Local teen collects donatio...
Shannon Porter, second from...
Seniors mimic masters with ...
The senior center held thei...
Robinson teacher finds her ...
Brittany Bronson poses with...
Jack Trammell named Hugh O’...
Priscilla Taylor of the Wom...
Don't rain on our parade
Children posed with the Gri...
City seeks to save longtime...
Plennie Robinson’s old home...
Tigers get win over Northvi...
The Dawson County Tigers pl...
Lady Tigers fall short agai...
Kati Brady brings the ball ...
 

Please wait ...