Richland County Sheriff’s Office Warns Residents About Recent Scams



RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Scammers are at it again officials say and they are warning you not to become a victim.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said criminals are out to scam citizens by using their  personal information with the intent to commit fraudulent activities.

Some of the scams are specifically targeting Midland’s seniors, Lott said and he is reminding citizens to be aware of these scams and the techniques used to steal your money:

  • Beware of phone calls or letters claiming that you have won the lottery or sweepstakes
  • Beware of phone calls claiming they are the IRS
  • Beware of phone calls claiming they are law enforcement collecting money
  • Be suspicious of any call asking for money

Officials are encouraging citizens to report such scams to local law enforcement.

Remember, anyone calling you and asking you for money may not be legitimate and are probably out to steal your money.

If you feel you have been a victim of these types of crimes of have information that could lead to an arrest, contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: call toll-free, 888-CRIMES-SC (888-274-6372), text CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information or go to:, and click on the “Submit a tip” tab.

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