Newberry Co. Issues Scam Alert

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By Rob Dew

Newberry Co., SC (WOLO)-- Deputies in Newberry County want you to be on guard for scam artists.

Sheriff Lee Foster says someone is calling citizens claiming to be with either the sheriff's office or the FBI.

Foster says the scammers then tell the victims that they are wanted for a crime and if they send money the charges will be dropped.

So far, no one has sent any money to the scam artists however, there have been several complaints about similar calls.

Sheriff Foster says the Newberry County Sheriff's Office never conducts business over the phone and if you receive a call of this type call law enforcement immediately.

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