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Watch: Newberry Deputies Warn of Phone Scam

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Scammers are out to get your money over the phone, according to the Newberry County Sheriff. The Department is issuing a scam alert. They say scammers are calling saying you owe money for court dates. Do not give money over the phone. Call the Sheriff’s Department to report these types of calls. Categories: Local News, News Tags:…

80-Year-Old Woman Scammed Out of $10K in ‘Pigeon Drop’ Con

Provided RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A 80-year-old victim was scammed of $10,000 last month, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. On June 23, the suspects initially approached the victim at Two Notch Road Walmart and convinced the victim to take them to her bank to withdraw the cash, authorities say. The suspects went with the victim to the National…

Newberry County Officials Issue Scam Alert

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Be on the lookout for the latest scam. According to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, people are getting calls by someone claiming to be an “official” who says they have their child or grandchild in jail for a serious charge. If money is not received then the loved one will be facing long jail terms claims the…

Police Warning Residents of Local Phone Scam

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The Columbia Police Department is warning of another phone scam that has targeted several residents in recent days. Officials say the scam is similar to one that was first reported in June of 2015. The scammer is reportedly posing as a law enforcement officer and telling the person that a legal matter needs to be resolved,…