Sheriff In NC Warns About New Scam

The Alamance County Sheriff's Office says older people in their area were recently targeted by scam artists.

The Alamance County Sheriff's Office says they got several complaints from older residents about suspicious calls on Friday afternoon. The people said callers claiming to work for "the government" were promising free medication. In order to get the free medicine, people were asked to give the caller their Medicare or Social Security Number. Authorities say this is a scam.

Major Randy Jones with the Alamance County Sheriff's Office also noted the timing: late Friday afternoon. Jones says scam artists often attack on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, when people will have trouble getting in touch with government officials or banks.

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