Crime Alert: Deputy phone calls a scam

October 4, 2010 9:09:10 PM PDT
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a scam involving their office.Authorities say recently there have been calls from Cumberland County residents, who claim that a deputy/detective from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, has been calling their homes asking for personal information.

The number that is displayed on the caller ID is (910)323-1500, which is the main telephone line to the Sheriff's Office.

The caller claims to have information concerning outstanding warrants for their arrest.

Officials are telling residents that the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office does not do that.

They are currently investigating the incidents in an attempt to stop the calls.

In the meantime, Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler is urging residents not to give out any personal information such as; social security number, date of birth or address to anyone over the telephone.

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