Greenville Co. deputies warn public to be wary of phone scams

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GREENVILLE CO., SC (WSPA) – The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office says their office has seen an increased volume of scam calls demanding money for missed court or jury duty.

Deputies say the scammers demand the money to “keep from executing an arrest warrant.”

The Sheriff’s Office says the calls have an authentic feel because they name actual deputies and others have an automated answering service when you call them back.

They say the Sheriff’s Office will NEVER call you to demand money.

They remind the public to never give out personal information over the phone to people they don’t know or recognize.

If you get a call from someone pretending to be a Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputy and they request money, you’re asked to call 864-271-5210 to file a police report.

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