YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – A circulating scam targeted toward Towns County residents was brought to FYN’s attention. Towns County Sheriff’s Office said the agency has recently received several complaints of attempted phone scams. The caller identified themselves as Towns County Sheriff’s Office personnel, trying to acquire funds or cash via telephone.
Towns County Sheriff’s Office informed that personnel does not call residents by phone in an attempt to obtain funds or cash for any reason whatsoever. If you receive a phone call from a person who identifies him or herself as an employee of the Sheriff’s Office, and you have caller ID, note the number which the call came from.
Note the time that the phone call came through as well. Immediately, call Towns County 911 to have a deputy make a report.
Again, Towns County Sheriff’s Office personel never call residents by phone to acquire funds or cash.