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Deputies Warn Of Three Costly Scams Targeting Local Victims

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There are three scams that have been reported recently, where Polk County deputies are unable to recover lost money. There are three scams that have been reported recently, where Polk County deputies are unable to recover lost money.
POLK COUNTY, N.C. -

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens about scams going around the county.

According to a press release, there are three scams that have been reported recently. Deputies say most of these operations prey on older adults. The scammers convince victims to send money to a business, then funnel the cash into overseas accounts. Authorities are unable to recover the lost money.

In one reported scam, an organization contacts victims claiming to be from the National Retirement Security Task Force. The group offers insurance to protect people from losing benefits when the government allegedly goes bankrupt. Deputies say this program does not exist.

Another reported scam involves paving crews in the area, who are offering to pave driveways at low price. They are informing the homeowner that they have extra asphalt from another job in the area and need to dispose of it. They start and run out of material, take your cash and leave.

Deputies say the third scam involves victims getting a phone call from someone stating they have won money. They claim you have to send them a certain amount for processing or for the taxes.

If you have questions or concerns about an offer and you are not certain of its validity, contact local law enforcement.

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