Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Be aware of Scams



For Immediate Release                                                                                   April 2, 2018

            Be aware of Scams


Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:



            The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to exercise caution this Spring as we approach this season when scams are underway. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has already received several reports of two new scams going around.

                The first scam is that these scam artist are contacting individuals pretending to be a Bails Bondsman, telling the individuals that they owe them a certain amount of money and that if they don’t pay they will be arrested and sent to jail.

                The second scam going on is that you have won a sweepstake and that you will need to send a money order or another form of money in order to for them to send you the money that you have won. They are very persistent on you sending them the money, sometimes to a foreign address.

                Chief Deputy Edmondson says “Please be advised that these types of phone calls are scams, if something sounds too good to be true it is. These are the most common kinds of scams out there, so we cannot stress this enough please be aware of these types of calls and remember that you do not need to give any personal information to anyone over the phone or send money to someone that you do not know.”